The BC Chicken Growers’ Association has developed two fully equipped trailers to show what poultry farming is like in BC. Attendants are available to answer questions and provide information pamphlets, recipes, colouring books, and more. There are two trailers, Poultry In Motion™ Educational Mini Barn I and II exhibiting different stages of chicken production in BC.
The Education Poultry In Motion™ Educational Mini Barn I services the lower mainland, Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island. It has three sections: broiler breeder, chicks, and market ready chickens. All three sections can be viewed from the outside through the full height glass.
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In 2017, the Poultry in Motion™ Educational Mini Barn I will be featured at the following locations:
May 19-22 Cloverdale Rodeo
July 27-30 Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Country Fest
Aug 3-6 Abbotsford AgriFair
Aug 10-13 Chilliwack Fair
Aug 17-20 Vancouver Island Exhibition, Nanaimo
Aug 23-Sept 4 Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Vancouver
Sept 16 Agassiz Fall Fair
Sept 30 Richmond Harvest Festival
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.”
Contact: Melanie Baylis
In 2017, the Poultry in Motion™ Educational Mini Barn II will be featured at the following locations:
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.
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.
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 .