THE IMPORTANCE OF ROUTINES
Caring for the free range hens here at Crag House Farm involves lots of routines. These are vital in helping a person who desperately needs life to be more predictable and understandable.
TAKING PRIDE IN THE PROJECT
All those involved in caring for the free range hens can take real pride in taking boxes of fresh, carefully sorted eggs down to our Farm Shop each morning, stocking the shelves there. Or in preparing orders for volunteers, our FREDAs, (Free Range Egg Delivery Agents!), who kindly take out orders to friends, neighbours or members of local churches.
DAY BY DAY
Every day, the hens need to be fed and let out to free range in the apple orchard next to their housing. The water supply needs to be checked, along with the birds’ health. Eggs need to be collected, dusted off, graded and boxed. Life on the Poultry Project involves numerous, predictable routines.
The project enables teamwork to develop, as each person learns to take responsibility for a role on the days they attend. It takes teamwork to ensure that everything runs smoothly, and people learn to support one another on the project.