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Ep 124: Day in the life of a Canadian Chicken Farmer

Peter Dyck is a self-described Chicken farmer, tractor driver, Ag fanboy. Not a bad background. Peter, also known as Pete, married into the chicken business and raises pullets, which are young female chickens destined for egg-laying. In our interview, Pete and I chat about that Canadian chicken farming looks like, what makes “free-range chickens” actually free-range, and how he got into drone filming, which has resulted in some awesome videos.

Check them out at the links below:

Peter on Instagram

Alberta on a plate interview featuring Peter

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Show Notes

  • Peter’s Background
  • Basics of chicken farming
  • Life of a chicken
  • Egg laying birds and meat birds (broilers)
  • What are pullet chickens?
  • How are chicken vaccines given
  • Are chickens given anti-biotics and growth hormones?
  • Health benefits of eggs
  • What are free range chickens?
  • Canada agriculture
  • How Pete got into drone filming
  • Thoughts on farmer/consumer relationship

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