A unique family is part of the hands-on lessons at the Largo Country Day School's Little Barn, which is home to more than 20 animals.
It took a "village" to help a chick hatch recently at the Country Day School in Largo. The Vonn Road school hosts The Little Barn, an outdoor classroom with more than 20 animals, on its 9-acre campus. According to a post on the school's Facebook page, one of the chickens recently laid an egg, and another hen then decided to take over sitting on the nest. Then, just for good measure, "Mama Turkey" decided to help out by taking turns sitting on the egg, too. The baby chick is doing fine. It visited the school's primary classes recently, and Country Day's Facebook page has photos of the happy chicken/turkey family. Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to get our headlines delivered to your inbox or smartphone, for free!