Fowl Language: Part I
Chickens are called so many different names! Whether young or old, male or female, raised for eggs or meat, we call them something different. Here is a quick guide to chicken names:
#1 Most Trusted Egg Brand in Canada
Burnbrae Farms is very proud to be selected as the #1 Most Trusted Egg Brand in Canada. The BrandSpark Most Trusted Award (BMTA) offers insight into which companies Canadian consumers trust the most in 150 categories. The awards were created to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions, and to encourage excellence and help brands identify themselves as leaders in their respective categories. Over 18,000 Canadian shoppers voted for the BrandSpark Most Trusted Award Winners for 2020.
Food Trends: Looking Forward to 2021
One of my favourite parts of the new year is reading predictions from trend spotters about the ingredients and meal ideas that will be popular in the coming year. Looks like 2021 will be relaxed…but spicy! Here are some thoughts on the hottest food trends for 2021.
The Perfect Holiday Gift – Hens and Roosters
For the eighth year, Burnbrae Farms will match every “Hens and Roosters” gift purchased from World Vision’s Gift Catalogue, up to the value of $15,000. Canadians have the opportunity to purchase “hens and roosters” for families in need in one of the 50 countries that World Vision supports around the world.
Is the coronavirus changing how we eat?
As we soldier on, it seems that we’re all getting used to living in a “new normal” when it comes to shopping, prepping, and eating meals. For some, that means more patio dining, online grocery orders and cooking from scratch. Others are still grocery shopping in person and dining in restaurants. I find it fascinating to see how Canadians across the nation are adapting their eating habits during a pandemic, and I’ve been keeping up with the emerging trends. Here’s what I see.
Be the chicken
Imagine this: you feel really motivated to do something, sit down let's say. You have this overwhelming urge to do it. It's necessary, you need to do it. But there's no place to sit nearby. You try anyways, you have to. There's a crowded bench but when you try to sit you get kicked off. The motivation doesn't go away so maybe you try to do something else to take your mind off of sitting. You get something to eat or drink, but the urge is still there. You are getting frustrated, so you might try to grab someone's chair. Finally, when you haven't been able to find a seat for long enough and your motivation reaches a tipping point, you settle and just find any old spot on the ground to sit.
Six Ways to Eat Hard-Boiled Eggs
Here’s my Sunday ritual: I boil a dozen eggs, write HB on them (so I know they are hard-boiled) and refrigerate them. They last seven days in the fridge and are a convenient part of my family’s weekly meals and snacks. How do we enjoy these eggs? Here are some of our favourite ways:
When to introduce eggs to babies
Eggs contain protein, iron, choline and lutein, which are important nutrients for babies. And omega-3 enriched eggs have the added benefit of DHA, an omega-3 fat that is important for babies’ brain development. So, when can you introduce eggs into your baby’s diet? Which eggs should you choose, and how should the eggs be prepared? Let’s investigate! When can I introduce eggs to my baby? Most babies are ready for their first taste of solid food at around 6 months of age. Interestingly, not all experts agree on the exact age to start solids, so it’s common to hear different opinions from a child’s pediatrician or dietitian.
Nutrition and Immunity
Your immune system is one of the best defenses you have against becoming ill. It is a complex and integrated system of cells, tissues, and organs. These include your tonsils (if you have them), lymph nodes and vessels, your thymus, spleen, Peyer’s patches (a type of lymph tissue in your digestive tract), even your bone marrow and, of course, white blood cells.
Meet Dr. Michelle Hunniford, our National Animal Care Specialist
My name is Michelle Hunniford and I am a chicken scientist! I have a PhD in Poultry Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Guelph, graduating in 2017, working with Dr. Tina Widowski. During my six years at UofG, our lab was investigating the behaviour of laying hens housed in furnished cages. I focused on nesting behaviour – what it looks like in furnished cages and how we can improve nest design to better suit a chicken's behavioural needs. After finishing a postdoc at Guelph, I accepted a position at Burnbrae Farms as their National Animal Care Specialist.
New Global Study – Higher Egg Intake Not Associated with Blood Lipids
Read about the most recent research about eggs, including one study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that supports eggs as a nutritious part of an overall diet. Many studies have shown that dietary cholesterol in eggs has little effect on blood cholesterol levels. I always watch for new studies about eggs and heart health to ensure that my knowledge is up to date.
Health and Safety at Burnbrae Farms
Here at Burnbrae Farms Health and Safety is a cornerstone of our Mission, Vision and Values, so we take it very seriously. We want to ensure that everyone who works here goes home to their families at the end of every shift safe and sound.