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Hens like these Brown Leghorns provide eggs for weeks, and then are butchered for their meat.   photos: supplied

Heritage chicken program at the U of A continues to grow

Program brings heritage genetics into small flocks and supports university’s breeding efforts

Reading Time: 2 minutes The eggs came first, but the chickens are really coming on strong for the University of Alberta’s heritage breed program. The Poultry Research Centre’s ‘Adopt a Hen’ program has been running for many years and is an unqualified hit. Starting with 175 supporters, there are now 504 participants in the Edmonton area, and a waiting […] Read more