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 University of Alberta 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.


  • MSc Thesis Seminar

    Name: Jihao You Supervisor: Dr. Martin Zuidhof Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020 Time: 9:00 am Location: Join Zoom Meeting Email: prc@ualberta.ca for details Title: Application of machine learning in the …  Read More »
  • Heritage Chick Program

    Pre-order your day-old University of Alberta Heritage Chicks for pick-up at one of 20 Peavey Mart Locations.   Click to visit the Heritage Chicken Website    Read More »
  • PhD Thesis Seminar

    Name: Sasha van der Klein Supervisor: Dr. Martin Zuidhof Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020 Time: 8:00 am Location: 410C Agriculture/Forestry Centre Title: Controlling the partitioning of energy intake in meat-type chickens …  Read More »
  • PhD Thesis Seminar

    Name: Jiandong Ren Supervisor: Dr. Jianping Wu Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: 318J Agriculture/Forestry Centre Title: Phosvitin Extraction from Egg Yolk and Its Potential as a Functional Food Ingredient for Improving …  Read More »
  • Fresh eggs fun and a hedge against the future

    People support Peavey Mart’s annual Heritage Chick Sale for a flock of reasons  Read More »
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