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Grading Eggs for the Heritage Chicken Program

Learning to Grade 500 dozen Heritage Eggs The grading process is really interesting.  I have two fridges in the grading room which are filled with heritage eggs that are collected by the PRC staff. Both fridges fill up in about a week and they hold about 240 dozen eggs.  So…
Hage, Dawn
January 20, 2020
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Fresh Eggs Fun and a Hedge Against The Future

“We have neighbours knocking on our door at all hours of the day, with their kids in tow, asking if they can look at our chickens,” says Jest Sidloski, who raises backyard chickens in one of downtown Red Deer’s mature neighbourhoods.
Grier, Brad
June 4, 2018
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ALES Centennial Weekend

The Faculty of ALES (Agriculture Life & Environmental Sciences) celebrated its 100th anniversary this year by hosting an Old Country Fair using South Campus Road.
August 1, 2016
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Small Flock Workshops

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…
June 5, 2016
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Novelty Items

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…
February 3, 2016
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Our Growing Girls

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.…
January 3, 2016
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Thank you

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).
January 2, 2016