The Community Leader Award
Adopt a Heritage Chicken Program
Poultry Research Station, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
The Adopt a Heritage Chicken program gives community members an opportunity to adopt a chicken from the program and, in return, receive a dozen eggs every other week. Adopters receive an adoption certificate and have the privilege of naming their hen, and children learn first-hand, “Where do eggs come from?” The program uses the principles of “free-range learning,” educating consumers about the life of chickens, egg production, and where their food comes from. The program gives community members an easy way to become connected with the world of agriculture, and highlights the importance of biodiversity and genetic preservation of our food resources.