Animal Care

Chicken Farmers of Canada - Animal Care Program

Chicken farmers in Canada follow a national Animal Care Program that enforces standards for the care and handling of chickens. Learn more about the Animal Care Program:

Raised by a Canadian Farmer Animal Care Program

All Canadian chicken farmers follow this Program. It is a concrete, accountable means of demonstrating the pride and commitment of farmers in raising the quality chicken Canadians can trust.
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Animal Care Program Requirements

The program includes 80 mandatory requirements and 9 highly recommended ones. 100% of chicken farmers are certified on this program.
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The national set of standards is informed by scientific research and practical experience from the farm.
The standards have been recognized by the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), and were developed from the requirements and recommendations found in the Code of Practice. NFACC is a group of diverse stakeholders representing government, farmers, animal welfare advocates, food processors, transporters, veterinarians, researchers, and restaurants and retailers.