Raising Hy-Line Hens Competition, previously known as the Hy-Line Brown School Egg Laying Competition.
This competition allows students to gain insight into the cycle of life by raising their own laying hens.
The Ekka has partnered with Specialised Breeders Australia to provide schools with six (6) eight-week old Hy-Line Brown hens.
The competing schools are required to raise the hens to 28 weeks. The aim is to have the hens laying and ready to compete at the Ekka.
Schools submit their three (3) best hens to take to the Ekka, with the competition consisting of three main elements:
With the support of Australian Eggs, this competition is now aligned with Australian curriculum from Foundation to Grade 10. Classroom resources can be found under 'Useful Information' below.
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.
Cost: Free Entry