The British Columbia Broiler Hatching Egg Commission was established in 1988 under the Natural Products Marketing (BC) Act. We currently have 60 registered hatching egg producers in BC and 7 registered pullet growers. The Commission works under the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers (CHEP) who represents 300 farmers from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Québec. Canadian hatching egg producers yield 80% of Canada's required hatching eggs.


It is through cooperation with industry stakeholders that our greatest successes will be derived.


To oversee the production activities of the BC Broiler Hatching Egg producers and regulate the marketing of their product through hatcheries. To lead in dealing with participants in the value chain, all stakeholders, and the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.


As a part of the chicken supply chain, provide fair and sustainable orderly marketing in the BC Hatching Egg sector.

Strategic Plan

BC Broiler Hatching Eggs is a leader in the chicken industry in Canada.
Passion & exceeding expectations
Support of families, family farms and stakeholders
Smart work with a dose of fun
Striving for excellence by thinking proactively
Act stewardly
COP Pricing
  • COP and Other Pricing Implementation
    1. Phase in to 100% COP and producer recovery information communications
    2. Specialty COP
    3. Hatchery, breeder chick and vaccine pricing
  • HERS Phase 2
    1. Data for COP pricing
    2. Producer data portal
  • Bird-Egg Equivalency Program
    1. Research Ontario model
    2. Link to HERS
Strategic Framework for the Industry
  • Summit Initiatives with the BC Chicken Marketing Board
    1. Pricing
    2. Committee synergies
    3. Quality issues and resources
  • Western Initiative
    1. Communication
    2. Joint meetings
    3. Collaboration with western chicken boards
Administrative Penalties
  • Develop work plan
  • Submit to BCFIRB
Salmonella Enteritidis
  • Se testing implementation
  • Education Sessions
  • Prevention and mitigation strategies
  • Testing SOP update
  • Pest Control Programs
  • Recurrence follow up
  • SE Insurance
Quota Management
  • Quota Tools Assessment Review
    1. Research frameworks
    2. Develop work plan
    3. Submit to BCFIRB
  • New Producer Program Revamp
    1. Framework review
    2. Applicant criteria review
  • Regional Diversification
    1. Consultation
    2. Framework review
Supply Management

- Partnership between hatcheries and producers.

- Environmentally friendly by controlling overpopulation.

- Direct input from producers, working for producers.

- Industry Supply Management at its Finest.

BC Hatching Eggs Biosecurity Audits

2021 Audit Stats
Premises to audit58
Premises completed