Our Animal Care

Responsibly Raising Animals 

We Believe in Responsibly Raising Animals for Food

Continuing to Improve the Way We Raise Chickens

In 2016, we announced a groundbreaking change in the way we think about raising chickens. This included goals to increase bird activity through natural lighting and enrichments, research with slower-growing breeds, a commitment to move from electrical to gas stunning and strengthening relationships with our farmers.

Our 2017 Highlights Report outlines some of the progress we've made and our key next steps as we continue the journey of continuous improvement and commitment to transparency in chicken care.

Animal Care

Our Perdue Commitments to Animal Care is a four-part program to accelerate our progress in animal care, strengthen our relationships with our farmers, build trust with multiple stakeholder groups and create an animal care culture for continuous improvement.

 

Our Key Steps Forward

Progress

Our chickens have more space

Progress

We increased the number of chicken houses with natural light and implemented minimum six-hour "lights-off" resting periods for all our chickens

Progress

We started studying alternative breeds and crosses with slower-growing breeds

Progress

Improvements in health and welfare helped us move all our chickens to No Antibiotics Ever protocols

Progress

We increased communication with our farmers and adjusted pay to cover fewer chickens in the house and longer periods between flocks


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Hear from the People Who Care for Our Chickens

Commitments to Animal Care

Commitments to Animal Care News

Perdue Announces Commitments to Animal Care 2017

What Others Have to Say About Perdue Commitments to Animal Care 2017

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement

We keep looking forward.

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Programs & Practices

Programs & Practices

We ensure respectful animal treatment.

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FAQs

FAQs

Everything you need to know.

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Corporate Stewardship Report

Company Stewardship Report

Learn about the steps we're taking to reach our goal of becoming the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.

Consumer Brands
Perdue
Perdue Simply Smart
Perdue Harvestland
Coleman Natural
Draper Valley
Petaluma Poultry
Praire Grove Farms
Niman Ranch
Spot Farms
Full Moon
Business to Business
Perdue Foodservice
Perdue Foods
Perdue Foods International
Perdue agriBusiness