There have been recent reports of trespassing on poultry farms in Western Canada.  We would like to remind all our farmers to be vigilant in your farm security in order to protect your family, your animals and your property.  Take a moment to review the recommendations for farm security below:

  • Ensure gates, barn doors and other building access points are closed and/or locked.
  • Ensure that vehicles or equipment are locked.
  • Ensure no trespassing signs are visible and installed at all potential entrances to your property.
  • Ensure you have adequate lighting around your property and that any burnt bulbs are promptly replaced.
  • Unsolicited visits to the farm should be reported, including uninvited individuals approaching a farm for employment.
  • Approach persons loitering on, or near, your property (if safe) and inquire about their presence. “Can I help you?” “Are you looking for something/someone?”
  • If a person is trespassing onto your property, ask them to leave. “This is private property. You are trespassing. Please leave.” Inform them that you will call police if they do not leave. Call police if they do not leave.
  • If you encounter an unknown vehicle in your area, please record license plate and description and/or take a photo with your phone and report to Egg Farmers of Alberta.
  • If a vehicle or suspicious person is near your property for an unusual period of time, call the police to report suspicious activity and inform Egg Farmers of Alberta.
  • Be aware that individuals may be filming, and act accordingly.