When was the last time you were confused by a chicken? Because not all chickens are created equal!

There’s an old saying that “a chicken is a chicken is a chicken”… but, as anybody who’s ever tasted the full range of chicken styles available today will attest, there are noticeable differences in texture and taste. Here are some of the reasons why:

 

Conventional Chickens

What most people know as “conventional chickens” are grown in large purpose-built sheds with each one able to hold up to 50,000 chickens. Their feed is grown and stored using artificial chemicals, pesticides and herbicides. It also contains antibiotics and other chemicals added to boost animal growth. Because they’re inside all the time and under artificial lights, the chickens experience unnatural growth patterns meaning they grow much faster.

Their average life span is 35-40 days.

 

Free Range Chickens

These are grown using similar methods to conventional chickens except they are able to range outside the sheds. However, they spend much of their time in the same style of large purpose-built shed capable of holding up to 50,000 chickens. Similarly, their feed is grown and stored using artificial chemicals, pesticides and herbicides. It also contains antibiotics and other chemicals added to boost animal growth. As they also spend a lot of time under artificial lights, the chickens experience unnatural growth patterns meaning they grow much faster.

Their average life span is 35-40 days.

 

Certified Organic Chickens

Only Certified Organic Chickens are raised in open-air barns which allow sunshine in. The chickens are allowed to range free outside in organic pastures. Their feed is certified Organic which means it is grown using natural farming systems. There are no artificial pesticides or herbicides, no nasty chemicals and no antibiotics added to their feed. They are fed a balanced diet of mixed grains and legumes to encourage optimal health and well-being. Organic farming is better for you and better for the environment.

Their average life span is 50-60 days.

 

Don’t ever be confused by a chicken again!

Check out our Certified Organic product sheets:

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