Letter: Chicken farming is strictly monitored

Six to seven weeks is a grow cycle and barns are cleaned each and every cycle and disinfected.

To the editor:

Re: Capital News letter, Wed Jan. 7: Chicken Farming Standards Need to be Improved.

This gentleman is totally out to lunch with his comments.

For the record, I managed 120,000 birds a cycle before moving to Kelowna eight years ago. I was involved with the last epidemic 10 years ago. Everything from growing, to disinfecting, to control of who comes and who goes every single day on the farm is monitored.

Six to seven weeks is a grow cycle and barns are cleaned each and every cycle and disinfected.

The number of birds placed is determined on the square footage on each and every floor, i.e.: If the length is 300 feet long, then 20,000 are placed, times that by four—which was my longest—that’s 80,000 per cycle.

And that’s only one barn, and I had a few more.

As for feces build-up [what the previous writer said] is totally untrue, never ever is a barn left to any state like he suggests, weather it’s laying birds or breeder birds or just plain free range.

This guy better understand the supply management aspects of poultry farming before he mouths off to comments like that.

G.R. Kerry, Kelowna

 

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