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Resources to Support Raising Chickens in District School Gardens


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Chicken in School Program

This initiative was created in response to the growing number of schools in the District that have requested guidance on caring for chickens in schools. Egg-laying female hens are allowed in the District and are a great way to engage students in the school garden, especially in urban environments like the District of Columbia where many students are disengaged with details pertaining to the food system.

While the benefits are many, chickens do require vigilant care and attention. Here is where you can find guidelines created by The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and DC Health to assist District schools with establishing and maintaining chicken programs.


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