Dakota County Historical Society

LeDuc Historic Estate - Hastings, MN - LeDuc Estate Chicken Care Volunteer


General Description

The LeDuc Historic Estate is looking for chicken volunteers. The site has a living history exhibit of 11 chickens. Our chicken volunteers collect eggs for sale at the site, fill food and water, let the birds out during the day, and lock them in the coop at night. You do not need to clean the coop though if you would like to help with this that is welcome too. The time requirement is about 15-20 minutes mornings and evenings.


LeDuc Historic Estate

1629 Vermillion Street

Hastings, MN 55033

(Map and Driving directions)



Flexible, come as often as you are interested once you are trained in on how to properly care for the chickens by site staff.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • General care of our resident chickens.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of chicken care is a bonus, not a requirement.
  • Transportation is needed to access the site.
  • Must be 16 years old or older to volunteer without an adult present. Families are welcome to join though. Bring your kids - more hands equals less work =) 


Minimum Time Commitment:

  • Varies


Activity Level

Active - Involves physical exertion for an extended period of time; project may involve rough, uneven or steep terrain. Activities will require longer periods of standing and walking with limited access to sitting. Activities will mostly occur in an outdoor setting with uncontrollable elements present.


Contact Information

Garrett Zaffke | Community Relations and Volunteer Services Coordinator

Dakota County Communications

1590 Highway 55| Hastings, MN 55033

Direct: (651) 438-4635 | Fax: (651) 438-4405 | Email: garrett.zaffke@co.dakota.mn.us

Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Saturday, April 01, 2023 and Saturday, December 30, 2028