CWA birds of a feather

Mansfield Courier - - COURIER | OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

SIS­TER CWA branches Mans­field and Beech­worth joined to­gether re­cently to en­joy a de­li­cious “Chooks & Eggs” lun­cheon to ap­pre­ci­ate the re­source for 2016, which changes each year.

An in-depth pre­sen­ta­tion by a lo­cal Beech­worth year 11 stu­dent, Maisie, a young egg pro­ducer, was most fas­ci­nat­ing as all at­tend­ing com­pared the fresh­ness of six week old eggs to day old, the round­ness of the yolk be­ing a telling fea­ture.

The rich protein con­tent makes eggs a great source of nu­tri­tion and their in­clu­sion forms a key in­gre­di­ent to so many recipes mak­ing them a ver­sa­tile ad­di­tion in any pantry.

Maisie cov­ered her par­tic­u­lar feed­ing regime and how she crushes the shells and feeds them back to her chooks for their cal­cium in­take in com­bi­na­tion with a healthy out­door habi­tat, pro­duc­ing her healthy, happy clucky hens, and one very proud rooster.

EGGING ON: CWA mem­bers from Mans­field and Beech­worth at a re­cent get to­gether where they dis­cussed eggs, their health ben­e­fits and qual­i­ties. PHOTO: San­dra Shaw

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