Bonaire Students at Top of Poultry Pecking Order

6:27 AM, Mar 28, 2013   |    comments
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Here's something to cluck about.

A group of students from Bonaire Middle School established themselves at the top of the pecking order at an area poultry competition.

They won first place for their ability to judge the quality of live chickens, and identify cuts of meat.

The students also do what's called "candling an egg." They hold eggs up to a light, looking at their quality.

Ag teacher, Cheralyn Keily, says it's not just a hobby, but possibly a future career for these students.

Keily said, "Poultry is a very big industry in Georgia, and so there's a lot of job opportunities available for kids. If they want to pursue a career in the poultry industry, this gives them a solid foundation."

After winning the state competition, the Bonaire Middle students moved onto to the state round last weekend.

Unfortunately, they didn't win in that round.

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