While farming has been in the Fitzl family for generations, Willy and Monica hadn't really planned to become egg farmers.
Eighteen years ago they inherited 25 chickens from Willy's grandmother and soon after began selling small batches of organic eggs. A passion for egg farming quickly took hold and, before they knew it, the farm was growing.
The Fitzls love the farming lifestyle because it allows their family, including their son Tobin, to spend plenty of time together. Plus, they truly enjoy caring for their hens. “The hens are fun!” says Monica. “They have their own personalities and we talk to them and spend time with them.”
With 5,500 birds, this is a smaller operation but Willy wouldn't change a thing. “We're very happy that, here in Canada, a small farm can still support a family.”