“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence”. This quote by Ovid speaks about the art of discipline and the potential of consistent action over time. Caring for other living creatures is a selfless act and a reminder to ourselves about the importance of self love.

Equipment does not include chickens.

NOTE: when purchasing the package, program box & equipment are sent as seperate orders.


What's In The Program Box?

Training Manual – A step by step instructional guide with plenty of colour images that make the set up and maintenance of compost in your service easier than ever.   Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 8 pages

Educator Guide – This guide makes application of the box easy. Read it and you’ll understand the box layout, contents, relevance and purpose. Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 32 pages

Chickens Learning Experiences

Learning Experiences & General Resources – Learning Experiences have been included to provide initial guidance and build educator capacity in sustainability, arguably the newest area on knowledge in education. Base knowledge and basic learning ideas are already established, all you need to do is make decisions around how that fits into your specific learning environment and learners. These are a great time saver and more importantly connect educators with base knowledge in the Education for Sustainability. Size 21cm x 29.7cm

Chickens Educator Guide

Provocation Cards – Create conversation starters with these cards. The reverse side of each contains information to help educators acquire, consolidate and extend knowledge and understandings. Size 21cm x 14.8cm, 20 cards


JNR Big Book – The Junior Big Book Reader will help you and your children create, cook and construct countless concoctions with their pet chickens. Learn how to clean the cage, how to check for bird health and how to pick the best breeds for children and novices . There is so much more in this book. Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 12 pages, 1 per box

Child Readers – The Child Readers are a carbon copy of the larger format JNR Big Book. These enable children to follow along in reading groups and engage with guided and modelled reader. The clear layout and large font mean these are perfect for independent readers.  Size 21cm x 14.8cm, 12 pages, 2 per box

School Readiness Resources  –  Want to remain responsive? As educators we know open-ended learning is best but many parents still ask for structure when it comes to literacy and numeracy. And is it any wonder when you consider the approach taken in primary schools?

Understanding this we have developed School Readiness Resources of the very best quality. Literacy resources are themed in Sustainability, are created in NSW Schools Foundation Font and the Numeracy resources contain Ten Frames, a patterns and relationships approach utilised in primary schools across Australia.

A – Z Flash Cards – Introduce and consolidate Literacy proficiency with these full colour, durable, sustainably themed flash cards.  Size 10.5cm x 14.8cm, 26 cards

0 – 20 Flash Cards – Introduce and consolidate Numeracy proficiency with these full colour, durable, sustainably themed flash cards. Size 10.5cm x 14.8cm, 21 cards

A – Z Sheets – Improve fine motor skills whilst consolidating basic Literacy aptitude with these Black Line Masters.  Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 28 pages

0 – 20 Sheets  – Improve fine motor skills whilst consolidating basic Numeracy aptitude with these Black Line Masters. Size 21cm x 29.7cm, 24 pages

Posters – Manage your classroom transparently, whilst simultaneously equipping staff, children and  families with the knowledge they need to foster  shared responsibility for your classroom environmental sustainability systems. Helper Poster, Feeding Poster & Troubleshooting Poster. 3 x Posters. Size 29.7cm x 42cm

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy foods for chickens and humans.
  • Develop the ability to recognise suitable food types for chickens.
  • Understand the importance of basic needs for all life including food, shelter and water.
  • Explore relationships between living and non living things.
  • Demonstrate an increasing knowledge and respect for other living creatures.
  • Participate with others to solve problems around co-habitation and housing, behaviour and socialisation.
  • Provide mentorship, support and guidance to others about how to care for chickens.
  • Explore the many functions of a chicken and utilise their by-products effectively.
  • Be empowered to make choices and problem solve.
  • Undertake sustainable practices in the classroom.
  • Be able to share new learning with others including families and communities outside of their school environment.

What's In The Equipment?

Chickens Equipment

  1. 1 x 1040 x 1410mm Chicken Coop
  2. 1 x 12kg Bale of Mulch
  3. 1 x 4L Chook Feeder
  4. 1 x L Chook Waterer
  5. 1 x Feed Scoop
  6. 1 x 2.75kg Chicken Pellets
  7. 1 x 12kg Feed Storage Container
  8. 1 x Bucket
  9. 1 x 950g Dusting Powder
  10. 1 x 500ml Spray Bottle

What's In The Package?

Chickens Package

Ok so who is going to look after the chooks over the school holidays I hear you ask? This is the most common reason educators don’t keep chooks. Backyard in a Box has an animal care program, which runs over the school holidays so now you can say ‘YES’ to those chooks you’ve always wanted!

Chaz the Chook Champion heads up Box 5 of the Series and will help your children will create, cook and construct countless concoctions with their pet chickens.

Provide your students with experiences around the physical act or sacrifice involved in caring and looking after other living things.

Package includes the Program Box & Equipment


Package (Program Box & Equipment), Program Box Only, Equipment Only

Education Level

Preschool, Primary School, High School

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