Welcome to the virtual farm tours of five Canadian egg farms! No two farms are the same, but these five are good examples of egg farms in Canada today.
Quick Canadian egg facts:
Did you know…?
- In Canada, a total of 22 million hens produce more than 500 million dozen eggs per year - or about 7 billion eggs.
- Laying hens- the ones who lay the eggs we eat - primarily live in three different types of housing systems in Canada.
- In Canada no chickens are ever given hormones, regardless of the type of farm they live on.
- Canadians eat about 16.1 dozen (or 193) eggs per year.
Learn more about where eggs comes from by visiting the five egg farms profiled on this site.
Meet Adam, Danielle and their son Dylan. This is an example of an Ontario egg farm. We hope you enjoy your tour.
The majority of Canada's table eggs come from farms where the hens live in small groups in cages. The cages allow all birds to have equal access to fresh food and water. They have mesh floors that allow the hens' waste to fall away, keeping the birds and eggs clean.
Welcome to the farm of Luke and Sandra and their four children. This is a typical example of a Canadian free run egg farm. We hope you enjoy your tour.
A small percentage of eggs available in Canada come from free run egg farms. These hens are raised in barns where they have access to the entire barn floor area but don't go outside. Hens are able to scratch and lay their eggs in nesting boxes.
Welcome to the farm of Henk and Jennie. This is a good example of a Canadian free range egg farm that is also certified organic. We hope you enjoy your tour.
A small percentage of Canada's eggs are "free range". Free range eggs come from hens raised in barns with access to outdoor runs, when weather permits.
Welcome to a virtual tour of an aviary style of egg farm where the hens live free in the barn. There are only about 10 commercial farms of this type in Canada. In aviaries, hens have several levels on which they perch, feed, drink and lay eggs in a nest box. They are also free to fly down to floor level to scratch. We hope you enjoy your tour.
Welcome to a mini tour of a Canadian enriched colony egg farm. Enriched colony egg farms are a type of hen housing system that is becoming more popular on Canadian egg farms in Canada.