LIVING the FREE RANGE LIFE
Fresh air, sunshine, and good food. These are just some of the things you’ll find on a Tegel free range farm.
Free range chicken is becoming more popular with Kiwis, and if you take a look at a Tegel free range farm, it’s easy to see why.
We’re proud of the care we put into the health and well-being of every one of our chickens. Our free range chooks spend the first few weeks of their lives inside a large temperature controlled barn with the right amount of warmth, humidity, feed and water. Here they’re protected from the cold, the weather and any roaming predators. Once fully feathered, the barn doors are open during the day, and the birds are free to venture outside.
On the farm, the chickens are free to roam, forage, bathe in the dust, or simply shelter under a tree or bush. When night comes around, they head back to the barn for warmth, shelter, and to help themselves to food and fresh water.
Their diet is nutritious and balanced, made up of grains, corn, vitamins and minerals put together by Tegel’s expert nutritionists. It’s a pretty good life being a chook!
Tegel takes its commitment to free range farming very seriously, and have independent auditors who check up on the farms to ensure they meet or exceed the highest standards of animal welfare.
This commitment all means the chickens are happy and healthy. They get to eat good food and enjoy lots of fresh air in the most beautiful country in the world. Sounds good to us.
For more information or to see what life is like on a Tegel free range farm, visit www.tegel.co.nz
They get to eat good food and enjoy lots of fresh air in the most beautiful country in the world.