Meat Chicks

Westport Campus Year 7 students received their chicks last week and over the next six weeks will prepare for the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Each year, schools from around NSW get the chance to test their understanding of how meat chickens are grown, and just how much needs to be done and how well they need to be looked after in order to grow out to a size that they could be processed for human consumption.

The schools’ competition process is:

  • All schools got exactly the same chickens; all chickens are from the same hatch.
  • After six weeks in their care, schools got to select 2 female chickens and 2 male chickens to send to the Show for judging.
  • The chickens will be judged on the opening day of the Show.