Alberta egg farmers are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for their hens and maintaining excellent standards of animal welfare. Egg farmers check their flocks daily, and all laying hens have access to nutritious feed and fresh water.
EFA adopted the Animal Care Policy in 2014, which encompasses the national Animal Care Program and several other provincial requirements. Registered egg farmers must comply with the Animal Care Policy in order to maintain their license to produce eggs in Alberta.
EFA’s Animal Care Policy requirements include:
- Passing the Animal Care Program
- Adhering to EFA’s Hen Housing Policy
- Adhering to EFA’s hen housing specifications