Number of Hens3,400
B JACK Farms is a brand new farm started as a result of the New Producer Program. We are excited to be in our first year of egg production. We are carrying on the long-standing history established by many BC Egg farmers of operating local family run farms. We are first generation farmers but proudly boast that we have three generations working on our farm. We believe that the way to produce the best quality of eggs for the communities of BC, is through the highest quality of care for our hens.
Q & A
How many generations has your family been egg farming?
We are a first generation egg farm.
Which family members work on your farm?
We are a family partnership of 2 sisters, their spouses and their mom. We have no employees, and all farming is done by our families. We strive to honour our Dad’s memory by working exceptionally hard to care for our family and living out his dream of one day being a farmer. We hope to pass on the farm to our kids one day.
How long have you been egg farming?
Our first flock of hens arrived in December of 2017.
Why did you begin egg farming?
We grew up on this same property that our farm is now located. We began collecting eggs from our backyard hens as kids. We have always had chickens and felt comfortable with them. As we watched our kids grow up with hens and care for them by doing chores and collecting eggs, we realized that being an egg farmer was something we could all enjoy. We began the process to become a New Producer and were lucky enough to have our name drawn in January 2016. We love this industry and have relied on our mentors and farming friends to help us become egg farmers. We feel truly blessed to be egg farmers. It is a perfect fit for our family.
Do you raise any other livestock or crops on your farm?
We currently have 2 pet goats.
What is your favourite part about being an egg farmer?
It’s impossible to pick only one favourite thing as we love every part of being egg farmers. We love the hens! Being in the barn with the hens and studying them and learning about them is fascinating. We also love working with so many members of our family. Seeing our kids sort eggs with their Grandma and spending time together is what our farm is all about. It has brought us all closer together. Being a part of the close knit group of BC Egg farmers is another favourite for us. We have met so many amazing people and farmers.
What would you like consumers to know about egg farmers/egg farming?
We would like everyone to know that brown eggs come from brown hens and white eggs come from white hens.
In all seriousness, we would like all consumers to know that BC egg farmers care so much for the birds they are trusted to raise.
What does being an egg farmer mean to you?
It means responsibility. We know we have a huge responsibility to provide consumers with a delicious, healthy, fresh and local product. Knowing that each day, our eggs are on the shelves of grocery stores throughout this province, is both humbling and exciting. We understand the responsibility we have to the consumer and it is a top priority for us.
Who is your feed provider?
Ritchie Smith Feeds – Jeremy Vaandrager
Who is your chick provider?
Hy-Line Chicks – Rob Martens
What brand are your eggs sold under?
Island Eggs and Burnbrae
Where are your eggs sold?
At your local grocery store
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