The BC Chicken Growers’ Association and the BC Broiler Hatching Egg Producers’ Association developed the Poultry in Motion™ Educational Mini Barn Program in an effort to educate and provide increased awareness about chicken farming in BC. The program was introduced in 2007 and has been successfully exhibiting ever since. It all started with one Lower Mainland Poultry in Motion™ Educational Mini Barn. Word spread quickly about this engaging and creative industry presentation. In response, two additional Poultry in Motion™ Educational Mini Barns were soon developed and are now located in the BC Interior and Vancouver Island regions.
The program’s goal is to educate by providing accurate industry information about chicken farming in BC and the rest of Canada. Through the Poultry in Motion™ Educational Mini Barn program and supplemental learning materials, students, teachers, and people of all ages are informed about the farmers’ required chicken growing practices and programs across Canada. Topics covered include the chicken life cycle, on-farm food safety, biosecurity and animal care programs, together with cooking and handling tips.
Farmers strive to gain and increase confidence in their product. Canadian farmers want people to know that our chickens run free in the barn, have continuous access to food and water, and live in a controlled comfortable environment. Our chicken farmers are dedicated to growing safe and high-quality chicken.
Many children believe that chicken simply comes from the grocery store! The Poultry in Motion™ Educational Mini Barn Program helps them understand chicken production in BC and all the controlled steps performed before the chicken arrives at the store. In addition, students of all ages discover the health benefits of eating chicken, as well as the many creative ways chicken can be prepared and served.
The Poultry in Motion™ Educational Mini Barn Program is committed to:
The BC Broiler Hatching Egg Producers’ Association was formed in 1963 and consists of four producer directors, elected by the membership. Association directors represent hatching egg farmers on committees and organizations to further innovation, sustainability, environment, biosecurity and to act as an emergency response. They are committed to exchanging ideas to solve issues and also liaise between all stakeholders.
The mission of the BC Chicken Growers’ Association is “to enable all growers to be profitable and sustainable by collaborating with industry stakeholders, advocating on behalf of our members, and increasing consumer confidence in BC chicken and its farmers.”
The BC Chicken Growers’ Association was founded in 1957 as a non-profit organization to unite BC chicken growers and provide them with a voice in matters relating to BC chicken farming.
Our BC Chicken Growers’ Association represents 316 broiler chicken growers in the Lower Mainland, Interior, and Vancouver Island.
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