Buying BC Chicken – Everything You Need to Know

Date: November 30, 2016

As an agricultural commodity board tasked by BC government to monitor and regulate the production and marketing of chicken, the British Columbia Chicken Marketing Board (BCCMB) understands that BC consumers are keen on learning more about the source and production of local food. The BCCMB is here to help support and educate consumers on everything from how chickens are raised in BC to the many different choices available to consumers. When it comes to buying BC Chicken, here is everything you need to know:

What is different about BC Chicken?

The difference in BC Chicken is the chicken farmers themselves. BC Chicken farmers are proud to be committed to a consumer focused, value chain driven industry. Working together with the British Columbia Chicken Marketing Board, they share a vision to become a healthy and growing industry.   This pride and value system translates to a better quality product for British Columbia consumers.

How are BC chickens raised?

When it comes to raising chickens in BC, keeping chickens both comfortable and healthy is eminent. Strict guidelines and audits must be adhered to in order to ensure that BC Chicken farmers are inline with the mandatory standards. Everything from the feed and water to climate control, barn cleaning and biosecurity is regulated in order to keep the chickens healthy and ensure that BC consumers receive the best product possible. Learn more about how the process by visiting our How Chickens Are Raised page.

What choices do I have when buying BC chicken?

We understand how important it is for BC consumers to have choices. That’s why BC chicken farmers provide several different options with regards to how chickens are raised. Consumers can choose between free range chickens, certified organic chickens and chickens raised without the use of antibiotics. To get acquire a better understanding of what all of the different consumer choice labels and terms translate to, visit our Choices For Consumers page to learn more.

Where can I buy BC Chicken?

Buying local, fresh chicken while supporting BC Chicken farmers is important to many BC consumers. BC Chicken growers appreciate this and are proud to raise healthy, nutritious chicken for consumers and families all throughout BC. How do you know if you are buying local BC chicken? Visit the Where To Buy section of our Buying BC Chicken page for a full list of BC chicken processors.

If you would like to learn more about buying BC chicken, please contact the BC Chicken Marketing Board at 604-859-2811 or send us a message through our website. We are dedicated to helping answer any questions that you may have regarding consumer choices, antibiotic use, cooking preparation, nutrition and more. For educational purposes, please visit our kids and education page and check out our Poultry in Motion program.