Allen Harim, Seaford, Del., partnered with Woodbridge High School, Greenwood, Del., to build a miniature chicken house for students to learn how to raise chicken for meat production.

The 10x20 chicken house, part of the Animal Science Program, will have 99 chicks in each flock and students will be responsible for ensuring they have enough feed and water and are well taken care of. The students will monitor their growth, and when they reach market size, will work with a local butcher shop to process the birds.

Allen Harim worked with local vendors to build the chicken house, and will be providing the chicks and the feed for every flock.

“When we were approached by the high school to help fund this project, we realized it was a great opportunity to teach the next generation what it takes to be a successful chicken grower,” says Joe Moran, president and CEO of Allen Harim. “We hope this project will help ignite an interest in the poultry industry and help launch careers with Allen Harim or any of the poultry companies on Delmarva.”