The Faculty of ALES (Agriculture Life & Environmental Sciences) celebrated its 100th anniversary this year by hosting an Old Country Fair using South Campus Road.
Through our partnership with Peavey Mart we put on two small flock workshops.
This year in April, through our partnership with Peavey Mart we put on two small flock workshops. The workshops were held in Spruce Grove and Red Deer. The workshops are intended to help answer some questions that new chicken owners face as well as seasoned chicken owners to improve their operation. Supporters of these events include Peavey Mart, Young Agrarians, the University of Alberta, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
This year Rachelle (newest animal technician) and I (the egg lady) wanted to do something different for our girls. So why not put something new in the pens and watch the girls play! We both must be 90’s kids because after humming and hawing thinking of what we should place in the pens we came up with CD’s.
At every stage of the girls’ growing process we focus on different aspects of care for them. Brooding is a crucial point in their lives.
At every stage of the girls’ growing process we focus on different aspects of care for them. Brooding is a crucial point in their lives. Baby chicks are sensitive to temperature changes, drafts, and unknown noises. When they are chicks we need to direct them to the water to act as a “mother hen”.
I’d like to introduce everyone to our newest member on staff at the Poultry Research Centre.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their chicken names. Here is a selection of chicken names that we hope brings you fun, laughter, and joy.
This April, the University of Alberta’s Poultry Research Centre hosted two Small Flock Poultry Workshops. The workshops were to accompany our Peavey Mart Chick Sale in May.