Hy-line Brown School Egg Laying Competition

Hy-line Brown School Egg Laying Competition

Egg-cellent Education

Year 4

What better way for students to gain insight into the cycle of life than by raising their own laying hens! The Ekka has partnered with Australian Egg Corporation Limited and Specialised Breeders Australia to provide schools with six (6) eight week old Hy-Line Brown hens.

Information Booklet


Competing schools are provided with six (6) Hy-Line Brown hens and are required to raise the hens to 28 weeks. The aim is to have the hens laying and ready to compete at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka). Schools submit their three (3) best hens to take to Ekka, with the competition consisting of three main elements:

  • Birds
  • Eggs
  • Project

The competition is judged by experts from the commercial poultry industry and the birds are judged to a commercial standard. Each component is assessed by industry experts, with ribbons and place cards awarded to all place getters.

Australian Curriculum Alignment

This competition is aligned and recommended for Year 4 students, however all year levels are welcome to enter.

Year 4


Biological sciences

Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083)

Contact Competition Coordinator
Name: Stephanie Yoon
Email: syoon@royalqueenslandshow.com.au
Phone: 3253 3988
RNA Reception: 3253 3900