Chickens and eggs were all around for Family Farm Fridays at Stamford Museum and Nature Center on Friday. Children and families headed straight to the chicken coup to collect eggs.
"You're standing there with a bunch of chickens running around your feet and there's one rooster, and all the chickens are standing in the corner. It's kind of fun to look at the chickens and then there's the egg collecting itself."
It's the second year the nature center will hold Farm Fridays. Each week children and families will be able to focus on certain aspects of living on the farm.
"All eggs crack. Some are used for eating, some are just where chicks come from."
Education Program manager Lisa Monachelli says it not only economically supports local farms and local agriculture, but also health.
"There's a big difference between big farms, which are going to have multiple chickens and the conditions those chickens may be in versus smaller farms like here, where our chickens have access to the outdoors and have a varied diet and the difference that can make in something as simple as an egg, which people may not realize that there could be a huge difference nutritionally and such coming from a small farm, where chickens are very well cared for."
The nature center will hold Family Farm Fridays until June 21st.