“Poultryponics” Coming To Canada’s North

A revolutionary new approach to combine vegetable and egg production is being set up in the Northwest Territories.

Treena Hein of Farm Credit Canada reports that a Hay River facility may be the first of its kind in the world to employ “Poultryponics”.

Polar Egg and AgriArctic have combined efforts with staff at Lethbridge College to bring the idea to life this May.

The circular concept will see plant waste fed to laying hens, and chicken waste used to fertilize plants.

High-pressure sodium lamps will also be used to give light and heat to both the plants and birds.

Polar Egg notes the hens will have the same amount of space as those in other free-range housing set-ups, and they’ll even be able to go outside when temperatures are warm enough in the summer.