Poultry Research Centre

The Poultry Research Centre (PRC) is an internationally recognized collaborative R&D and learning hub formed in 1986. The PRC is located on the University of Alberta Farms, South Campus in Edmonton. It is also a unique partnership between the University of Alberta, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, and the poultry industry. The PRC consists of an interdisciplinary team of scientists who conduct research aimed at benefiting egg and poultry producers, food processors and manufacturers, functional food and nutraceutical industries. The PRC’s state of the art research facilities and equipment are one of the best in North America.  

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Heritage Chicken Program

In 2013, Adopt a Heritage Chicken Program was started to promote the conservation of unique genetic lines of poultry at the University of Alberta. Through the 'Adopt a Hen' program supporters receive local, organic eggs from our Plymouth Rock, Light Sussex, New Hampshire, White Leghorn and Brown Leghorn flocks.