n Farmer’s Weekly - Broiler health tips

Volume 2019 Number 19022
  • ISSN : 0041-848X


Jeanne Groenewald, the CEO of Elgin Free Range Chickens, has established herself as a leading free-range poultry producer in South Africa. She says that free-range producers generally face the same disease challenges as intensive commercial producers, but have the added risk of birds being exposed to outdoor threats. Elgin Free Range Chickens overcomes this challenge by raising chickens in a stress-free environment. “Without stress, a bird’s own internal immune system becomes stronger, which allows it to fight most disease challenges it is exposed to. The fact that bird mortality on all our farms averages 3% is proof that this farming philosophy is paying off,” says Groenewald. The birds lead as natural a life as possible.

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