Sunrise Colony

Type of Farm: Aviary

Years Farming: 5

Eggs: Free-Run White Omega-3

Hens: Lohmann White

Q & A

How may generations has your family been in egg farming?
Our colony has been egg farming since 1978, and I am a second generation egg farmer.
Why did you first get into egg farming?
I was chosen to manage the layer barns on our farm in 2012, and was happy to carry on caring for the hens.
What does being an egg farmer mean to you?
It means providing a safe, healthy, affordable product for all Albertans to enjoy.
What do you enjoy most about being an egg farmer?
I enjoy placing a new flock and watching them learn to use the aviary system. It's amazing how they move around on the perches and use the nests to lay their eggs in.
Do you raise any other livestock and/or crops on your farm, in addition to your egg laying hens?
Our colony also has dairy cows, beef cows, broiler chickens, and we grow wheat, barley, canola, peas and lentils.
How does it make you feel to know you provide your fellow Albertans with fresh, nutritious and delicious, locally produced eggs?
Being able to provide fresh, affordable, nutritious and delicious eggs for all Albertans to enjoy is very satisfying.
If there is one thing you would like people to know about egg farming and/or egg farmers, what would it be?
I would like everyone to know that they can be certain that the eggs they buy at their local grocery store were produced by an egg farmer who takes outstanding care of his or her hens at all times, regardless of the type of hen housing system they were raised in.