Our producers follow the “Five Freedoms” ideals of animal welfare. These are freedom from hunger and thirst, discomfort, pain, injury, or disease, freedom to exhibit natural behaviours, and freedom from fear and anguish. For the first few weeks, the free-range chickens live in large, open barns that provide the proper amount of warmth, humidity, food, and water. This protects them from the elements and predators. Once completely feathered, the hens can go outside to wander, enjoy the shade under the trees, and forage among the greenery. They return home at night to stay warm and safe. The free-range chickens are fed a nutritious diet of grains, corn, vitamins, and minerals that has been specially formulated by our poultry nutritionists. This diet guarantees that younger ones receive adequate nutrients.