Ethan, 10, ‘graduates’ from Edinburgh University to help care for his rescued chickens

By Liam Drury

Animal lover Ethan, 10, has studied via Edinburgh University to help give chickens that he rescued a fantastic home.

Ethan of East Huntspill Primary School in Somerset, adopted eight chickens in April from Sanctuary Pear Tree Farm.

To convince his parents of his passion and diligence in looking after them, he completed a 10-hour course in ”Chicken Behaviour and Welfare” from Edinburgh University.

Ethan is pictured with his chickens and Christina Egguilera on his shoulder.

Ethan also sells their eggs with all proceeds to their upkeep and to Pear Tree Farm to help rescue more animals.

Ethan said: “I’m really passionate for animals and I just wanted to give them a better life, really. 


“They’ve had a miserable life, with not much room. They’ve just sat there, laying eggs.”

Principal Steve Davis said: “Ethan has been very excited about what he has done for the chickens. We are very proud of him and his love and care for animals.”

East Huntspill Primary School became part of The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) earlier this year along with its sister school, West Huntspill Primary School.