Chicken farmers


100% of our fresh chicken and chilled prepared meals containing chicken are British, raised to the UK Red Tractor Farm Assurance benchmark.

High animal welfare standards

We have strict animal welfare standards for all of the chickens raised for Co-op. Our farmers regularly check the birds throughout the day to ensure they are happy and healthy. We continually check temperature and ventilation in the houses and ensure that all our chickens have a balanced diet with water that is continuously available at all times day and night. Our chickens are able to demonstrate natural behaviour through perch and play with straw bales and other pecking objects, as well as having space to move around freely. Significant natural light from windows is also provided to the house at all times throughout the day.

Find out more about our animal welfare standards.

Meet the producer - Joe

Joe, is a farming area manager and takes great pride in ensuring the chicks are raised into happy and healthy chickens. As they grow, the chicks are kept entertained with bales and play strings to peck. Food and water is on tap and readily available - special water lines respond to pecking, and tiny water trays underneath each tap keep the straw dry, which in turn keeps the chick’s feet healthy. As well as being warm and cosy, the barns are full of natural light.

Joe says:

"There’s no better feeling than seeing the chickens every day. You see them grow and do what’s best for them."