SOUTH SURREY — The new feature exhibit at Historic Stewart Farm offers some surprising facts about chickens – they're descendants of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, for starters.
The "Nobody Here But Us Chickens" exhibit opened Sept. 21 and continues until Nov. 9 at the heritage attraction, at 13723 Crescent Rd., South Surrey. The exhibit is on display Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., and by appointment (call 604-592-6956 for info).
The exhibit, curated by Lynn Saffery, "cracks open our fascination with chickens, exploring the history of domesticated chickens and poultry farming, chicken care and chicken coop design. Visitors can learn how to raise their own backyard chickens and discover how chickens can help control pests in the garden."
On Saturday, Oct. 5 at the site, a 90-minute "Backyard Chicken Basics" session will share the essentials of keeping chickens in our yards (fee $10, 10 a.m. start), while a "Eggsplorations" event for kids will involve crafts (fee $10, 1:30 p.m. start).
For more info about Historic Stewart Farm and its latest exhibit, visit www.surrey.ca/heritage.
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