Poultry In Motion™

Ever wonder what the inside of a BC chicken barn looks like?  Check out our Poultry In Motion™  mini-replica poultry barns at a fair or school near you!

The BC Chicken Growers’ Association has developed three fully equipped trailers that are replicas of real broiler chicken farms in BC.  There are three  trailers in operating in three different regions of BC:  The Mainland/Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Okanagan/Thompson River Valley.  The Poultry In Motion™ Educational Mini Barns in the  Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley  and Vancouver Island are operated with the BC Broiler Hatching Egg Producers’ Association.    At school visits Poultry In Motion™ attendants provide presentations to groups of students.  At events and fairs, the attendants are available to answer questions and provide information pamphlets, recipes, colouring books, and more.

 The Poultry In Motion™ Educational Mini Barn (Lower Mainland/ Fraser Valley)

The Poultry In Motion™ Educational Mini Barn I has three sections:  broiler breeders, chicks, and market ready chickens. All three sections can be viewed from the outside through the full height glass.

To book the Poultry In Motion™ at your school or fair, please contact the regional coordinator.

Fraser Valley/Metro Vancouver Sheryl Martens office@poultryinmotion.ca

The Poultry In Motion™ Educational Mini Barn (Vancouver Island )

The Poultry In Motion™ Educational Mini Barn  Vancouver Island has three sections:  broiler breeders, chicks, and market ready chickens. All three sections can be viewed from the outside through the full height glass.

To book the Poultry In Motion™ at your school or fair, please contact the regional coordinator.

Vancouver Island Bev Whitta vancouverisland@poultryinmotion.ca

The Poultry In Motion™ Educational Mini Barn (Okanagan/Thompson River Valley)

Poultry in Motion II (Interior)The Poultry In Motion™ Educational Mini Barn II services the Okanagan and Thompson River Valley areas.  This trailer has two sections showing chicks and market ready chickens.  Both sections can be viewed from the inside and outside of the trailer.  The inside walk through features photos from chicken farms in BC and our 9 minute educational video “Safari Man Dan’s Canadian Chicken Adventure.”
To book the Poultry In Motion™ at your school or fair, please contact the regional coordinator.

Interior Makayla Costa interior@poultryinmotion.ca

Teacher Survey

Feedback from teachers is helpful for us to evaluate the Poultry In Motion™ program.  After each Poultry In Motion™ visit, teachers are invited to participate in an on-line survey.  All teachers who complete the survey are entered in a draw at the end of the calendar year for 2 x $100 in cash prizes for their school.

Congratulations to the 2018 winners:

  • Green Timbers Elementary School, Surrey – Hykelung Lee
  • Ballenas Secondary School, Parksville – Monica Bradbury

Thank you to all the teachers who completed our survey!

Stages of BC Chicken Production

chickens-in-barnBroiler Breeder

The broiler breeders are the parents (roosters and hens).  The hens lay fertilized eggs, which are delivered to a specialized hatchery facility.  This stage is featured in the Poultry in Motion Educational Mini Barn I.

 

 

 

Chickschicks-in-barn

After the eggs are hatched, the chicks are delivered to BC chicken farms.  Chicks are placed in warm, clean barns with fresh bedding.  Farmers will put extra feed on trays on the floor to help them learn to eat and make sure they eat right away. The farmer will also adjust the water lines so that it is comfortable for the chicks to drink.  The farmer will monitor the chicks closely to make sure the chicks are healthy and comfortable.

chickens-in-barn-2Market-Ready Chickens (Broiler)

The next section shows broilers chickens, which are almost ready to go to market.  Farmers raise the water lines and feed pans as the chickens grow.  They also adjust the temperature according to the age of the flock, gradually cooling the barn as the chicks grow into broilers.

For more information on chickens are raised, check out Raising Chicken in BC .