Chickens for the PERDUE® brands are raised on family farms. As with the vast majority of poultry in America (with the exception of those labeled organic or free-range), PERDUE® chickens are raised in temperature-controlled, enclosed housing with fresh-air ventilation. This protects chickens from the elements, disease and predators. They have constant access to food and water, periods of light and dark, and room to move about freely.
This is an efficient way to raise poultry for meat production while keeping the birds healthy. But as with any method of raising animals, it also requires a commitment to animal husbandry, continuous improvement and documented, audited best practices to ensure responsible care. Most important, though, is the understanding that animals raised for food must be treated with respect – an understanding that requires the individual commitment of our associates and the farm families raising our chickens.