Chicken Facts: The Truth About “Fast-Growing” Chickens
We've dedicated resources and people to programs like FarmCheck®, an on-farm animal welfare auditing program. We’re rolling out remote video auditing of animal handling, both on farms and in our plants. We have an Animal Welfare Advisory Group made up of 15 nationally recognized animal welfare experts advising us on best practices, cutting-edge technologies and research that will help us develop and advance industry leading programs. I’ll talk about this in an upcoming blog.
So, it’s not necessary to change the breed of a bird to meet welfare standards. It’s about raising healthy birds responsibly. Balancing centuries old farming practices with the needs of our planet so we can make quality protein available to a growing world population.
If you have a question about animal production, we want to hear from you. In the coming weeks we will be answering your questions and maybe even questions you did not know you had.
*Editor’s note: this is blog 2 of several that will address common questions and misconceptions some people have about how chickens are raised.
Published August 20, 2018.
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