- Breathing room. We provide more space for our chickens than in other systems. Air and litter/bedding quality are improved leading to healthy birds, low stress, and room to move. Organic birds also have access to the outdoors.
- Day and night. Lighting programs are designed to provide daylight/darkness cycles that mimic nature and ensure a natural growth pattern.
- Keeping busy and staying safe. Farmers who raise chickens for Applegate provide environmental enrichments such as hanging ropes and mirrors as well as boxes and huts that allow the birds to engage in normal behavior like pecking and perching. The boxes and huts also give the chickens an opportunity to take a break from their barn mates. Interaction with the enrichments and displaying natural behaviors is a reflection of healthy, comfortable birds.
- Physical alterations. Our chickens receive no physical alterations
Meet some of the farmers who supply Applegate.