Finally after many months planning and building, the new Chicken Coop has gone live with 64 chickens. The chicken’s clearly were immediately happy with their new lodgings as they began laying eggs straight away. We had around 15 eggs within the first few hours!
The Chickens will be kept in their coop for a little over a week to allow them to develop a sense of home and we are trying to train them to return to the coop with the ring of a bell. Soon though they will be given a large area to roam during the day, approximately half a hectare, and when the farm staff feel it is appropriate they will be given free range of the entire precinct.
The intention of having the chickens roam through the entire area is twofold. Firstly, they will benefit greatly from being outside and grazing a variety of foodstuffs which will keep them healthier as well as producing more delicious eggs, available through the VCAL enterprise. Secondly the chickens by their very nature will clean up any spilt grain etc from our other livestock programs, this in turn will reduce the amount of vermin on our property, as well as reduce the likelihood of snakes. We will keep you updated on how our newest members to the College farm settle in.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast