Arkell Poultry Research Station

The Arkell Poultry Research Station is located just 10 minutes south of the University of Guelph.
This station has five individual barns and houses a diverse poultry operation which provides data
and support for OMAFRA-U of G approved research projects. This station is made up of several areas.


  • two 14,000 chicken egg incubators
  • one 10,000 turkey egg incubator
  • two 5,000 egg hatchers

Brooder Barn

  • Capacity for 2,400 broilers, roasters, or grower turkeys plus 6,000 pullets

Adult Barn

  • Capacity for 5,000 layers including conventional, aviary and enriched layer housing
    as well as rooms with floor space for broiler breeders

Special Studies Barn

  • Capacity for 1,500 layers including some floor space for broiler and turkey breeders

Turkey Barn

  • Capacity for 1,500 layers and currently housing four heritage strains
    as well as floor space for broilers or turkeys

Processing Plant

There is also a processing plant for evisceration and further processing of broilers,
roasters, spent fowl, and turkeys.



Poultry Coordinator: Dr. Eva Nagy 519-824-4120 ext. 54783; 519-824-4120 ext. 54733

Manager: Dave Vandenberg 226-979-2950