Article Date 21/03/2019

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Egg producer turns barn into high-tech chicken condos for 31,000 birds

Source CBC News

When David Coburn was growing up, preparing chickens for the market was a family affair.

"So every Friday morning we would kill 40 or 50 birds as a family, and they would be plucked before breakfast, kids fed and then off to school."

Now the sixth-generation chicken farmer just does egg production, but the business of the family farm is still something he shares with his sons.

Coburn Farms in Keswick Ridge, about 26 kilometres west of Fredericton, has one of the first fully computerized poultry barns in the province.

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