Poultry In Motion™

Ever wonder what the inside of a BC poultry barn looks like?  The Poultry In Motion™ is a mini-replica poultry barn that travels to fairs, schools and other special events showing non-farmers what poultry farming is like in BC.

The Poultry In Motion™ has three sections, showing the life stages of a chicken: broiler breeder, chicks, and broilers.

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.

chicks-in-barnChicks

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-2Broiler

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 


In 2016, the Poultry in Motion™ will be featured at the following locations:

July 9 and 10 – Abbotsford Berry Beat Festival
July 16 and 17 – Aldergrove Fair Days
July 23 and 24 – Haney (Maple Ridge) Fair
July 29-31 – Abbotsford Agrifair
August 5-7 – Chilliwack Fair
August 13 and 14 – Coombs Fair
August 20 and 21 – Vancouver Island Exhibition
August 24-Sept 5 – Pacific National Exhibition
Sept 10 and 11 – Cowichan Exhibition
Sept 17 – Agassiz Fall Fair


 

Contact the BC Chicken Growers’ Association to book the Poultry In Motion™ at your event, fair or school:

Kelsey Schuurman, Poultry in Motion™ Coordinator
Email:  office@poultryinmotion.ca
Phone: 604-615-9402

BC Chicken Growers’ Association
PO Box 581
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6Z8