Why do we need to care for our chicken’s mental health? M E N TA L H E A LT H CHIC KEN PLAYGRO UND Read the website below and list three reasons why it is important for a chicken to be happy. Type in https://goo.gl/9IThp3 into the Safari app on the iPad. 1. __________________________ _____________________________ 2. ___________________________ _____________________________ 3. ___________________________ _____________________________ Curabitur leo Maecenas Our emotions play a big role in our mental health. Sometimes we feel sad, mad, or worried and this can aﬀect how we act. The best way to make sure we are staying emotionally healthy is realizing when we are not feeling ourselves and then finding ways to help ourselves balance out again. A good way to do that, is to talk to someone you trust, get outside, engage in playtime, and get some exercise. Chickens are not the only ones who need help staying emotionally healthy. Feeding and cleaning is not the only part of raising a healthy flock of chickens. Chickens also need to be happy. How can we improve the mental health of our chickens? P I C T U R E S O F P L AY G R O U N D I D E A S Use these pictures below to help your team brainstorm ideas for your design. The class will choose two ideas to bring to the second grade teachers. The teachers will choose one from each class to implement into our chicken coop.