Willamette Egg Farm

Poultry Activity
Step 1: First, watch the video about Willamette Egg Farm located in Canby, Oregon.
Willamette Egg Farm:

• Answer the following:
1.) Please provide three facts or concepts you learned or found interesting about Willamette
Egg Farm.
Step 2:Next, take a tour of a chicken farm in Canada. Follow the link posted below:

http://www.virtualfarmtours.ca/en/chickenFarms/index.html
Follow the directions of the tour. Click on the question marks, and watch the various videos.
• Select – “Tour a Canadian Chicken Farm”
o There will be 6 questions marks (click on each)
o Several more question marks will be displayed (be sure to scroll all the way to the left or right)
o In the lower left hand corner, click on ‘Farm Family Videos’. There will be five videos, please watch each video.

• Answer the following questions:
1.) Describe the biosecurity program used by Farmer William.

2.) Why are most chickens raised indoors? Discuss why barn ventilation important.

3.) What feedstuffs are fed to chickens? Name four ingredients.

4.) How long does it take a chicken to reach market weight?

5.) What breed of chickens lays white eggs? What breed lays brown eggs?
Step 3: Next, take a tour of an egg farm in Canada. Follow the link posted below:

http://www.virtualfarmtours.ca/en/eggFarms/index.html

• Select – “Tour a Conventional Canadian Egg Farm”
o There will be 4 questions marks (click on each)
 Several more question marks will be displayed (be sure to scroll all the way to the left or right)
 In the lower left hand corner, click on ‘Farm Family Videos’. There will be four videos, please watch each video.
o *Optional: You may visit the Free Run, Free Range, Aviary, and Enriched Colony egg farm operations as well, but are not required to.*

• Answer the following questions:
1.) In the egg storage cooler, what two factors need to be controlled and monitored in order to ensure egg quality/freshness?
2.)What can impact the color of an egg yolk?
3.)After leaving the farm and prior to being delivered toa store, what process must all eggs go through?
4.) What significance does lighting have in regard to laying eggs?
Step 4:Finally, take a tour of a turkey farm in Canada. Follow the link below:
http://www.virtualfarmtours.ca/en/turkeyFarms/index.html
• Select – “Tour a Canadian Turkey Farm”
o There will be 7 question marks (click on each)
 Several more question marks will be displayed (be sure to scroll all the way to the left or right)
 In the lower left hand corner, click on ‘Farm Family Videos’. There will be three videos, please watch each video.
• Answer the following questions.
1.) Thoroughly discuss the biosecurity measures followed at this farm.
2.)Name the three farms a typical turkey will live at during its life cycle.
3.) Describe the water system that is used. Why is water so important?
4.)At what age are turkeys typically fully grown?

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