Presentation Title

Illuminating Chicken Reproduction

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Location

IB 1008

Start Date

24-3-2018 4:30 PM

End Date

24-3-2018 4:45 PM

Abstract

This creative non-fiction essay explores the science of chicken reproduction on a family farm in the Fraser Valley. Science and story are entwined as the author relates her personal experience helping her dad manipulate the light conditions necessary for the flock to reproduce. The events described reveal the complexity of farming and its meticulous practices necessary to successfully rear chickens—birds native to the tropics—in coastal British Columbia.Complete with humor and imagery, this narrative aims to build a better understanding of the process of light stimulation in the biology of chickens and the daily operations of a farm. This essay takes a remarkable journey into a broiler-breeder chicken barn, illuminating a little-known component of the poultry industry.

Department

Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisor

Lyn Baldwin

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Illuminating Chicken Reproduction

IB 1008

This creative non-fiction essay explores the science of chicken reproduction on a family farm in the Fraser Valley. Science and story are entwined as the author relates her personal experience helping her dad manipulate the light conditions necessary for the flock to reproduce. The events described reveal the complexity of farming and its meticulous practices necessary to successfully rear chickens—birds native to the tropics—in coastal British Columbia.Complete with humor and imagery, this narrative aims to build a better understanding of the process of light stimulation in the biology of chickens and the daily operations of a farm. This essay takes a remarkable journey into a broiler-breeder chicken barn, illuminating a little-known component of the poultry industry.