Ben’s Facts about chicks


Ben has written a fantastic presentation about chicks – we were lucky enough to hear him read this at the Easter service, along with his friend who showed us images of the chicks. We love his writing – especially the highlight section; we really can imagine how cute they are!

Eggs usually take 21 days to hatch, that’s a long time!

We had 9 chicks and had them for a week. Quick but cute!

The highlights of the chicks were that they were very cute and nice to hold! They are also very loveable!

I recommend them because they do a very good job of calming you down.

Also if you had a difficult day they helped you!

They also keep you company very well!

The age group is probably best in the 5 to 12 years old range because

Under five will need close supervision because we want the chicks to be as safe as possible.

The Improvement I would make is that I wish we could keep them longer because they were so cute and calming!

The Surprise is that I didn’t know they would be so cute!

Some facts. Chickens are able to remember and recognise over 100 individuals, they can also recognise humans!

Chickens can’t taste sweetness in foods however they can detect salt, and most choose to avoid it


    1. Hi Ben. My name is Jackie & I’m a friend of your Grandma Janet.
      I think that your article about the chicks is lovely, especially because it’s so close to Easter!
      You might remember me as I have met you when you were at your Grandma’s old house.
      I can see that you are doing very well at your new school.
      Good luck for the future.

  1. Ben, I thought your work was so interesting. I have never had chicks before and certainly feel inspired by your writing to look into it!

  2. Maybe I need some chicks! I am 41 and definitely need their calming influence, but I think that my rabbit might not be too happy to have chicks running around with him.

  3. Very brave Ben, I wouldn’t be brave enough to read in frount of people. I found it very interesting well done. Sharon manton

  4. Hi Ben, what a great subject to write about. I’m so impressed that you read your piece out in front of everyone. That’s really brave. Well done!

  5. That is brilliant! I keep chickens and didn’t know they can’t taste sugar. I always thought cake was a treat but now I know not to waste it on them!

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