Feeding the Eco Hub chickens at Christmas
Even outside of term time, Green Lancaster's team of staff and student volunteers need to ensure Lancaster’s campus chickens are cared for.
Physics Research Associate Matt Doidge has been working with the rescued chickens for three years and now coordinates the team of volunteers, who come in each day to make sure that the birds have food and water and clean out the hen house. Student volunteers sign up for sessions on a rota basis, and find it a great way to get out in the fresh air with their friends.
Over the Christmas vacation, staff volunteers take over the care of the chickens. This Christmas day, as for the last two years, the responsibility falls to Biomedical and Life Sciences lecturer Alan Shirras (pictured left), who is also the Eco Hub’s Grow Plan Coordinator, organising the allotments at the Eco Hub, where volunteers can get involved with growing vegetables.
The team would like to rehome more hens, but need to boost their ranks of volunteers to ensure they can care for them. Staff and students can find out more about all aspects of the Eco hub by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.