Hampton students get hands on with animal management

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The Hampton ag program welcomed 16 new feathered members into their very own, freshly-built, chicken coop last week as part of a small animal management class.
On Thursday the human class members were found hard at work during their afternoon class period, getting ready to help their chickens (that they raised from eggs) leave their makeshift habitat in the back of ag teacher Joel Miller’s classroom and into a new space outside. Each student was careful to hold one chicken at a time, before bringing them to the weigh station and then carrying the small birds a few steps across the back of Hampton High School to their new abode -- a chicken coop made by the woods class, complete with leftover tin from the school building project.

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