Growing Meat Chickens
The process starts with the arrival of day old breeding chicks from a parent breeding company. The chicks are placed at one of our two rearing farms in the Stanmore area. They are grown under strict biosecurity conditions until approx. 22 weeks. At that time, they are transferred to one of our three breeding farms in the Harlin area.
Day old chickens
The broiler chicks are transported to one of our farms on the Sunshine Coast in specially designed air-ventilated trucks. Our farms are intensive, highly mechanised operations with the broiler chicks able to run on litter (e.g. wood shavings) floors in large poultry sheds and NOT IN CAGES.
Feed line pans run the length of the shed and are supplied automatically by silos from outside the sheds. Water lines run the length of the shed, with nipple drinkers at regular intervals. Water and feed are placed so that chickens are never far from food and water.