Egg-venture Zone!

Egg-ventures, Egg-sploration & Egg-ucation!

We’ve put together a collection of resources to help kids of all ages egg-splore egg farming in BC. From recipes that smaller hands can manage, to science egg-speriments, to tours of real BC egg farms and more, watch as this page grows to feature all kinds of egg-citing egg-ucational egg-ventures!

Inside An Egg Barn: Barn Tours

Organic Barn Tour

This tour takes you through a cage-free organic egg laying barn. You’ll meet Darren, our farmer from Chilliwack, BC, and see his feed mill and his organic egg farm. He’ll show you how the hens are housed, fed and cared for, and share some of the unique features of an organic farm.

Free-Range Barn Tour

This tour takes you through a cage-free, free-range egg laying barn. You’ll meet Bryan, our farmer from Abbotsford, BC and see his barn, including the aviary-style hen housing. Aviary housing offers the hens multiple levels where they can perch, feed, lay their eggs and roost for the night.

Free-Run Barn Tour

This tour takes you through a cage-free, free-run egg laying barn. You’ll meet George, our farmer from Chilliwack, BC, and see his entire farm, including how the hens are housed, fed and cared for.

Enriched Barn Tour

This video takes you through an enriched egg laying barn. By the year 2036, enriched housing will have replaced all standard cage housing for laying hens throughout Canada. This housing system allows hens room for all their natural behaviours including perching, scratching, laying their eggs, eating and drinking, and produces the most economical eggs available on your grocery store shelves. In this video, you’ll meet Dan, our farmer from Abbotsford, BC, and see his entire farm, including how the hens are housed, fed and cared for.

Virtual Barn Tours

Live & Real-Time Virtual Barn Tours

Would your class or group like to tour inside an egg farm? BC Egg offers a unique opportunity to show your students where their food comes from by bringing you onto our egg farms virtually! Tours are live and in real time, hosted by a pair of BC egg farmers. They’ll show you around their farms and inside their barns, giving you a rare chance to see on-farm activities in action. You’ll meet the hens, see how eggs are collected and there’s an opportunity for a Q&A session at the end of each tour.

For more information and to register for a tour, please click here to visit our Virtual Barn Tours page.

From the Farm to Grocery Store Shelves

How Eggs Are Graded: Inside a Grading Station

Once eggs are collected by the farmer, they must be graded at a certified grading station. This video takes you inside an Island Eggs grading station to show you how eggs are cleaned and inspected before being packed and shipped to your local grocery store.

Resources For Egg-ucators

Teaching About Eggs

Whether you’re a teacher, a home-school provider, or just someone who wants to help egg-ucate about egg farming in BC, we are here to help! This page houses a number of resources for “egg-ucators” of all stripes, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please reach out to our Director of Marketing and Communications with your requests.

All About Eggs!

Developed in association with BC Agriculture in the Classroom, this curriculum guide is a series of lessons for Kindergarten through grade three. It provides an interdisciplinary thematic unit about eggs, complete with learning objectives, work sheets and teacher backgrounder.

 

Click here to download the pdf guide.

Fresh Story Fact & Activity Sheet

Looking for a fun and factual activity sheet about eggs? BC Egg has you covered! Our “Fresh Story” about Eggs was developed with BC Agriculture in the Classroom for their school meal program, to educate recipients about eggs. It also provides fun activities with eggs as the focus. We have two “Fresh Story” sheets – one geared for intermediate students, grades 4-6, and one for younger learners targeting Kindergarten through grade 3.

 

Click here for the Primary Fresh Story pdf.

Click here for the Intermediate Fresh Story pdf.

Learning Egg-venture

Do you know why eggs are good for us? Use our worksheet to explore all the egg-citing benefits of eggs for our bodies.

 

Click here for a downloadable pdf worksheet!

For the answer key, click here!

 

Eating Well Egg-venture

Canada’s Food Guide offers guidance to help us eat well and learn about healthy meal planning. Use our activity sheet to plan your healthy meal based on Canada’s Food Guide recommendations!

 

Click here for a downloadable pdf worksheet. 

Science Egg-speriments

Click the image to download the pdf egg-speriment guide!

Click the image to download the pdf egg-speriment guide!

Click the image to download the pdf egg-speriment guide!

Click the image to download the pdf egg-speriment guide!

Click the image to download the pdf egg-speriment guide!

Egg-ventures in Cooking

One of the best ways to foster healthy eating habits and an appreciation of nutrition is to start kitchen education early. We’ve put together several recipes to help little hands learn to love cooking!

Kids Ask An Egg Farmer

 

We asked kids from around the province for their questions about eggs, chickens, and egg farming in BC. Then we had our BC Egg Farmers answer them! Here are the results.

 

Do YOU have a question for one of our BC Egg Farmers? Ask us how you can send in your video, and we might feature you on another installment of “Kids Ask an Egg Farmer!”

Danica & Alexis Ask an Egg Farmer

Saffron & Amelie Ask an Egg Farmer

Elijah & Logan Ask an Egg Farmer

Xavier, Elaina & Clara Ask an Egg Farmer

Saphira & Emily Ask an Egg Farmer

Further Egg-sploration

Fun for All Ages

Looking for more ways to egg-splore eggs and egg farming? Click on the links below for downloadable worksheets and colouring sheets!