Student update written by Kacee and Renee - Chicken experts!
As the new school year is here, our chickens are beginning to molt (which means lose all their feathers!). Now that our chickens are full grown, our average number of eggs a day is around six. Over the weekends we can normally collect about one dozen. Now that we have so many eggs we are distributing them to Alpenglow families, for a donation. If you receive a email from Alpenglow school you are welcome to come to Canmore Collegiate during a normal school day and give a donation. Our friend from the town of Canmore Mr, Burt came for a chicken coop tour recently and really liked it! We appreciate his support and look forward to the future with our chickens!
Over the summer our chickens have been busy! With lots of love from Mr. Clay, Ms. Lindsey, Ms. Avni and the Alpine Edibles team our chickens managed to lay quite a few eggs! Farmer Christian was even able to bring some select birds up to the garden to help with weeding in a mobile chicken coop. In the summer we started to notice that one of our "silkies" is a touch broody, a interesting learning for us is to find that often "silkies," become broody! We have had no incidents with animals and our birds seem as happy as can be!
Alpenglow School Poultry Journey
The Alpenglow Grade 5/6 class under the guidance of Mr Graeme are on an Educational Poultry Journey creating a chicken coop and raising chickens.