The BC Chicken Growers’ Association has three fully equipped trailers that are replicas of real broiler chicken farms in BC.
These mini barns represent three different regions of BC: Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Okanagan/Thompson River Valley. The mini barns in Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island are operated with the BC Broiler Hatching Egg Producers’ Association.
Here are just a few testimonies from BC Teachers following our visit:
“Having ‘straight from the source’ information is an added bonus to a great presentation. As a population locally owned and operated is very important to us and it was such a valuable experience for the children to have direct contact.”
“The presentation was interesting, engaging and thought provoking; there were many thoughts and questions shared when we got back to class. We will further look into the online resources over the next week or so.”
“Please keep this program going, it has meant a lot to my students. So much GREAT information.”
If you’d like to find out more about these mini barns, contact the coordinator in your area:
Want to know more about where chickens come from? Explore our online story and activity book, “The Chicks Are Coming”.
You can colour in the pictures online or print it out yourself to colour at home.
Choose a pencil from the bottom tray. There are 24 colours for you to choose from.
Click/tap and drag over the area of the page you want to colour.
When you are done, you can click the print button in the bottom left to share your art.
To close the online colouring book, click/tap anywhere outside of the colouring book.
Safari Man Dan will crack you up with his cool YouTube “Chicken Adventure” video. Find out where chickens come from and all about the life of a Canadian chicken – from the hatching egg to the broiler farm.
If you love spending time in the kitchen cooking with your mom or dad, check out our “Sous Chef” cookbook that we put together just for kids like you. You’ll find all kinds of cool activities and fun recipes that you and your family can make and eat together.
Free Run chickens are able to move freely within the barn and are not in cages. Free run is cage-free. All chicken raised for meat in Canada are considered free run.
Organic specifications differ by the certifying body, but they usually mean the chicken is raised free range, without antibiotics and fed only certified organic vegetarian feed.
Halal is chicken processed in a way that is permissible according to Islamic law and certified by the BC Muslim Association’s Halal Management committee.
Raised without Antibiotics
The chicken has never been given any antibiotics throughout its life.
BC chickens are raised without added hormones or steroids
BC chickens are grain fed with feed that consists of over 88% grain
Farms are certified by third party auditors on food safety, animal care and biosecurity
Naturally high in protein, low in fat and rich in vitamins and minerals, is it any wonder that chicken is a family favourite on tables across the country? We’ve put together a few easy to make, mouth-watering recipes for you to try.
Wash hands and
Cook to proper
LEARN MORE about good food safety practices here.
Check out the Real DIRT on Farming. This cool flipbook tells you everything you need to know, from animals and crops to food safety and why farmers are some of the best environmentalists around.
Celebrate BC agriculture, discover a few things we bet you didn’t know about the province’s food system and meet a few local farmers and ranchers along the way.