ALES Centennial Weekend

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The Faculty of ALES (Agriculture Life & Environmental Sciences) celebrated its 100th anniversary this year by hosting an Old Country Fair using South Campus Road.

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Small Flock Workshops

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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.

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Novelty Items

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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.

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Our Growing Girls

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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”.

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Thank you

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We could not have done it without you. Thanks to your support we are able to continue our genetic preservation of the 6 heritage breeds (Light Sussex, Brown Leghorn, White Leghorn, Barred Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire).

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