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1. Ventilating free-run layer barns

Controlling ammonia and dust levels is important for birds and workers.

2. Scientific Crossbreeding

As a result of scientific experiments in the cross breeding of poultry, it has been ascertained that certain definite crosses can be made which will produce sex linked chicks; that is, chicks that can be quite clearly distinguished as cockerels or pullets at birth.

3. Halal Chicken

The growing market for halal foods offers new opportunities for Canadian poultry.

4. The outlook for enriched cages

Egg Farmers of Canada discuss how much demand there would be for free-run eggs versus enriched colony eggs here in Canada in the coming years.

5. Egg producers question feasibility of free-run

Consumers pressure restaurants and food companies to make the practice mandatory, but who will pay the extra costs?