Eddy and his many cockerel friends at Hillfields are casualties of the new trend in schools to hire incubators, get fertile eggs and hatch them as part of the children's education (supposedly). It's very sad as the chicks soon become very tame, get used to being handled and following the children around and then suddenly they have served their purpose and are no longer wanted.
The birds are usually then handed back to the farmer go to the meat market.
Hillfields is inundated with unwanted birds such as Eddy as, unfortunately, neither the firms providing the incubators or the schools themselves usually take any responsibility at all for their future welfare.
If you would like to help us look after Eddy and his fellow animals at Hillfields please consider sponsoring him.