You are what you eat. Chickens are what they eat. Good eating chicken is determined by how well they are fed. Hazeldene’s chicken tastes superb as their diet is superb.
The Hormone Myth
No hormones are fed or administered to any chicken in Australia. This is true for Hazeldene’s and every other poultry supplier.
This is verified by the National Residue Survey program that has never detected the use of hormones in Australian chickens. The improved growth rate and meat yields seen in today’s chicken meat is a consequence of genetic selection and advances in nutrition and shed condition.
Antibiotic Growth Promotant (AGP) – Free
In 2012 Hazeldene’s made the decision to go AGP free across its whole operation. We are very proud of this fact.
Feeding Hungry Chickens
Our chickens are fed a multigrain diet which consists predominantly of wheat, barley, oats and corn. Soybean meal, canola meal, canola seed, peas, animal proteins and vegetable proteins are also fed to our chickens at different developmental stages. Just like many people take a daily multivitamin, we add vitamins and minerals to our feed ration.
Hazeldene’s is a proud supporter of local grain producers ensuring that the quality of these grains is of the highest standard.