Chickens came to Saskatchewan with the European settlers along with turkeys, ducks, and geese. Birds were frequently scavengers around the farmyard and provided the farmer with meat and eggs. Over time, farmers started to raise more chickens as a source of income.
Chickens came to Saskatchewan with European settlers.
Initially, chickens would be free-range and act as scavengers around the farmyard.
Broiler chickens are chickens that are raised for meat instead of eggs. Today, the number of chicken farms has decreased, but the total numbers of birds per farm has increased. Marketing boards regulate the production of chickens in Canada to make sure there is the right amount of supply and demand.
Chicken production is regulated.