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Between 6 and 8 weeks in the barns, the chickens are transported to the processing plants in trucks designed for shipping poultry with a flock sheet. A flock sheet is a form used by farmers to record specific information about such things as feed, any medications used, number of birds placed, etc. The flock sheet […]

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The Story of Chicken: Part Two – Raising a Flock

Aline Porrior

In this second part of our three part series of posts, we tell you what happens after chicks arrive to the farm from the hatchery and what exactly is in chicken feed. Chickens in Canada are raised in clean, well-ventilated, climate-controlled barns, where they can roam freely. The chicken barn is heated before the chicks […]

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Ever wonder how a chicken gets from the farm to you? In this three part series, we give you the whole story of a chicken from hatching to when it’s delivered to you, the consumer. Let’s start right at the beginning in the hatcheries. About once or twice a week, hatcheries take fertilized eggs from […]

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Chickenomics

It’s Thursday! Let’s throw it back to our post on food prices and supply management. 2016 has just begun and there is one particular item troubling the minds of Canadians: the sharp rise in the price of food. Wallets across the country have been feeling the effects of these high prices – in fact, analysts […]

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