Category: Net-Zero Egg Barn

Net-Zero Egg Barn
December 3, 2018

NET-0 Egg Barn Blog - 2 Years Later

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #9 – 2 Years Later: December 3/2018 When we last visited the net-zero egg barn at Brant Colony, back in December 2016, egg manager Darrel Mandel was caring for his first flock, and the live-feed […]

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December 8, 2016

Lights, Cameras, Cluck!

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #8 – Egg Collection: December 8/2016 EFA partnered with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry in 2014, and began the journey of building a net-zero egg barn in Alberta.  A feasibility study was completed, and potential egg farm partners […]

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April 29, 2016

NET-0 Egg Barn Blog - Egg Collection

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #7 – Egg Collection: April 29/2016 Having an efficient egg collection strategy is critical for every layer operation, to ensure that they contribute to providing a stable supply of fresh, locally produced eggs for all Albertans. Before […]

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April 28, 2016

NET-0 Egg Barn Blog - Managing Manure

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #6 – Managing Manure: April 28/2016 Brant Colony has paid close attention to every detail throughout the design and construction of their net-zero barn, including their plan for chicken manure.  Effective manure management is a key component of environmentally […]

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January 18, 2016

NET-0 Egg Barn Blog - Hen Housing Installed

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #5 – Hen Housing Installed: January 18/2016 Construction at Brant Colony has been progressing very well over the holidays and throughout the winter. EFA caught up with egg manager Darrel Mandel early in the new year, […]

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November 16, 2015

NET-0 Egg Barn Blog - HRV Installed

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #4 – HRV Installed: November 16/2015 After a long wait, and with assistance from an expert installer from the Netherlands, Brant Colony has completed the installation of their HRV unit.  The colony becomes the first […]

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October 26, 2015

NET-0 Egg Barn Blog - Making Progress

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #3 – Making Progress: October 26/2015 Construction efforts have moved inside, just in time for fall.  The focus has been on the layer barn side, with Brant Colony making great strides on the walls and […]

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September 15, 2015

NET-0 Egg Barn Blog - Raise the Roof

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #2 – Raise the Roof: September 15/2015 Brant Colony made tremendous progress over the summer, completing the construction of the external structure in a little over two months. With the roof in place, the Net-0 facility is […]

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July 21, 2015

NET-0 Egg Barn Blog - Breaking Ground

Net-Zero Egg Barn, Blog Post #1 – Breaking Ground: July 21/2015 In 2014, Egg Farmers of Alberta laid the foundation for a progressive and ambitious project, to design and build a Net-0 egg barn. EFA partnered with Alberta Agriculture and […]

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