Joyce Farms Poulet Rouge Fermier® chickens have it pretty good. Not only do we raise them naturally and according to some of the same standards used in the French Label Rouge program; We also make sure they live a happy life, doing what chickens like to do, growing in their own space and at their own pace.
What’s a typical day like for a Poulet Rouge® chicken? It starts early – they’re up with the chickens. Not because we make them get up, but because, well, they’re chickens. They roam freely in a small, comfortable poultry houses, surrounded by their fellow chickens. The flocks are small, so each bird has plenty of room, and all of the birds are sure to get the care and attention they deserve.
They’re given access to the outdoors from 9 a.m. until dusk, so the birds can have their own version of “recess” — running, socializing, or just relaxing and catching some rays.
They’re given music to listen to (usually classical, which seems to soothe them), and toys to play with, like these hanging CDs. Chickens love bright shiny objects.
Occasionally they might even engage in some yard games, like this friendly staring contest.