Maintaining a healthy flock here at a farm like Burnbrae is a job that has many different facets. In order to maintain a healthy flock it’s important to have highly trained people working on the farm and here at Burnbrae they are. Another aspect in the maintenance of the health of the flocks here at Burnbrae is the consultation from outside experts such as nutritionists, veterinarians and other industry specialists that can give advice where needed. So one of the main ways that we keep our flocks healthy here at Burnbrae farms is through biosecurity and biosecurity is the process of keeping any disease that’s outside of the barn, outside. When an employee is coming into the barn, they’ll change their clothes, they’ll put on coveralls, they’ll put on plastic boots, they’ll put on hairnets to keep them from carrying anything on their boots or on their clothes and infecting the birds. Depending on the disease that could be carried into the barn the results can be disastrous. Another aspect to keeping the flocks healthy is to try and make the birds as resistant to disease as we can. We do that through a variety of different vaccines good nutrition and making the birds as robust as possible. The feed that’s used here at Burnbrae Farms is well balanced and designed specifically for laying hens and it never contain steroids or other hormones, those products have been banned in Canada for the last 50 years. We also keep them indoors which protects them from predators stresses from weather extremes like rain or cold and it keeps the birds protect from diseases in the environment. When it comes to antibiotics we never routinely used antibiotics here on the farm. We will use to treat birds if they get sick but our priority is completely on prevention of disease. When they are used, they’re used under the supervision of a veterinarian and only when necessary. Burnbrae Farms follows the National Code of Practice for egg laying hens, that’s a set of requirements that have been set by national groups including humane societies of Canada and veterinarian groups to maintain very high standards for animal care and animal wellness. The advancements that we made in hen care and agricultural practices over the last 50 years have resulted in healthier hens and safe wholesome eggs.