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When Entering a Hen House, First Knock

on February 12 | in Kim Cooper | by | with No Comments

A day in the life of an egg farmer | Chatham Daily News

The majority of us did not grow up on a farm, so we have very little first-hand knowledge of what our farmers do every day. I would like to bring some insight into the daily lives of our farmers. This week, let’s look at a day in the life of an egg farmer. This information is from the Egg Farmers of Canada and you can find out more information at www.eggs.ca

There is always plenty to do on the egg farm. An egg farmer’s daily routine of checking on their flocks and collecting eggs is a seven-day-a-week job. Fortunately, most Canadian egg farmers live and work on the same property, making for a short commute!

Egg farmers rise early and check their barns. Before entering the barn, farmers and their staff put on coveralls and boots, disinfecting the boot bottoms every time they enter the barn to avoid bringing germs. Often, farmers will knock on the barn door before entering so the hens won’t be startled. And, most egg farmers wear the same coloured clothing each day because hens prefer familiar surroundings.

There is much more to this story, visit the Chatham Daily News website to read the rest of it.

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