Morisset High Agriculture Students

22nd June 2022

Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to acknowledge the work and dedication of Morisset High School's agriculture students in Years 9 and 10, along with their teachers Peter Hillard and Ali Peacock who raised some very special poultry. Three Hy-Line Brown chickens were selected as entrants to the poultry section of this year's Royal Easter Show, specifically in the egg laying competition. The teenaged students spent weeks arduously caring for and preparing the birds for the big event. They tagged, weighed and cleaned the chickens, while also monitoring and adjusting their diet to increase their protein levels leading up to the show. They trimmed their flight feathers and had to identify the three fittest birds from dozens of chickens to enter the competition. While their finicky fowl didn't win any prizes, as they chose to start laying eggs the day after the competition, the excellent work that went into preparing the birds should be recognised and praised. Sometimes a job well done is the best reward, and simply having Morisset High School represented at the Royal Easter Show is a great accolade for the school.

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