BC chicken farmers are committed to keep their chickens comfortable and healthy. All BC chicken farmers participate in Chicken Farmers of Canada’s Animal Care program, a standard with a strong set of program requirements, annual audits, mandatory regulations, and enforcement measures.
Preparing for New Chicks
Before new chicks arrive on the farm, BC chicken farmers ensure that the entire barn and all of the equipment is properly cleaned and readied, including laying down a fresh layer of soft, clean bedding.
As the chickens grow, BC chicken farmers walk through their barns several times a day to examine the birds’ health, to check water and feed lines, and to ensure the automated computerized equipment is fully functioning.