Ministry of Agriculture & Lands
BC Poultry Industry Overview
British Columbia’s poultry industry is comprised of four major sectors: chicken (meat) growers, the layer (egg) industry, broiler breeders and turkey producers. Other smaller sectors include breeder pullet growers, layer pullet growers, layer breeders and turkey breeders. Ducks, geese, squab, pheasant, quail and silkie chickens are also produced.
B.C.’s chicken, turkey and eggs are produced primarily in the Fraser Valley. Production also occurs on Vancouver Island and in the Interior.
* There were 58 chicken permit holders and 20 turkey producer vendors in 2003. These are not included in the number of producer licences in this table. However, specialty egg producers are considered licenced egg producers and are included in the 132 egg producers shown.