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The Healthy Birds pillar is all about the responsibility egg farmers have to raise and care for their flocks of laying hens. The backbone of this pillar is the national, mandatory on-farm Animal Care Program. This pillar also encompasses all aspects of poultry health, as well as producer training for and research & development related to various animal welfare topics.


Hen Housing

Egg laying hens are housed a variety of ways on egg farms in Alberta and across Canada.

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Animal Care Program

Canada's national on-farm Animal Care Program is based on the Code of Practice and helps ensure all laying hens are happy, healthy, and well cared for.

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Ask an Egg Farmer

Do you have questions about how egg laying hens are raised and cared for? Ask an egg farmer!

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