Wild Rose Colony

Type of Farm: Furnished Housing

Years Farming: 27

Eggs: White

Hens: Shaver D

Q & A

How many generations has your family been in egg farming?
My father started egg farming in 1989 and I remember helping him in the barn, much like my sons help me in the barn now. I recently took over the layer operation from my father, but he definitely still helps out, so we’ve actually got three generations involved in the barn.
Why did you first get into egg farming?
I grew up helping my father in the barn, so you could say that egg farming is in my blood.
What does being an egg farmer mean to you?
It’s amazing to be able to produce one of the best foods available. Eggs are nutritious and delicious.
What do you enjoy most about being an egg farmer?
I enjoy the daily challenges. Being responsible for both caring for a flock of birds and feeding people can be incredibly challenging, but also very rewarding.
Do you raise any other livestock and/or crops on your farm, in addition to your egg laying hens?
The colony has dairy and hog operations, and we grow wheat, barley, canola and peas.
How does it make you feel to know you provide your fellow Albertans with fresh, nutritious and delicious, locally produced eggs?
It makes me feel great that we can provide Albertans with fresh, nutritious eggs!
If there is one thing you would like people to know about egg farming and/or egg farmers, what would it be?
Farmers work really hard to produce the highest quality product possible, while ensuring that the birds we care for are healthy and happy.