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There are strict regulations in place to ensure Canadian chicken is safe. It is illegal to give hormones to any poultry being raised in Canada, whether the birds are being raised for meat or eggs. As a part of the national Chicken Farmers of Canadas food safety program, medications must be withdrawn long before the birds go to market. Chickens are like any other living creatures; they sometimes become sick. If this occurs, a prescription from a veterinarian is administered, and farmers must comply with the prescribed withdrawal period for any medications so that the birds go to market without any residues of medications in their bodies.