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Rhode Island Red chicks

Community comes together to save rare chickens

Poultry centre now providing community with farm fresh eggs and heritage chicks

Reading Time: 3 minutes An outpouring of community support has saved a rare — and potentially priceless — collection of heritage chickens. “It’s amazing how much the general population wants to support the chickens and how much they understand about genetic preservation,” said Agnes Kulinski, business director of the University of Alberta’s Poultry Research Centre. Two years ago, when […] Read more

Chickens in an egg-laying facility

New York Hutterite Colony adopts leading-edge poultry housing

The ‘furnished housing’ style features nesting areas, scratch pads and perches, 
which allow the birds to engage in natural behaviour

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lethbridge egg farmer Levi Hofer has one eye on the present, the other on the future. Hofer is the manager of the layer flock at the New York Hutterite Colony, which is home to new state-of-the-art facilities called “furnished housing.” It’s a new style that provides a more natural open environment, with nesting areas, scratch […] Read more


Animal agriculture big business for animal rights activists

Undercover videos are rapidly becoming the go-to method of swaying public opinion for animal rights groups

Reading Time: 3 minutes Security personnel at the door at the Egg Farmers of Alberta annual general meeting in Red Deer were a stark sign of how the world has changed for the livestock sector. Four months after an undercover video scandal rocked Canada’s egg industry, security officials were keeping a wary eye out for protesters and allowing in […] Read more