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Heritage Chicken


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Joyce Farms is proud to be the exclusive North American producer of what elite chefs consider to be the best tasting chicken in the world. Our Poulet Rouge Fermier™ chicken is a “Cou Nu,” or naked neck chicken from France. This bird’s superior flavor will remind you of how chicken used to taste.

Culinary Excellence

  • Deliciously rich chicken flavor that can only come from Mother Nature
  • Superior meat texture and thin, crispy skin

Raised Naturally on Family Farms

  • Pasture-centered, which far surpasses USDA free-range standards
  • Certified GAP Step 4 by the Global Animal Partnership
  • Humane growing and processing practices
  • Fed an all-natural, vegetarian diet

Label Rouge Raising Standards

We raise our Heritage Poulet Rouge Chickens with old-world care and tradition on our small family farms using "never EVER" standards of purity. Then, we go beyond even that. Our farms follow these French Label Rouge guidelines to guarantee poultry production that is respectful of animal welfare, protects the environment, and produces a superior level of culinary quality.

No Antibiotics


No Hormones or Steroids


No Animal By-Products


No Artificial Ingredients


The Best Lineage

Only certain genetics are allowed. Slow-growing breeds tend to be heartier and more disease resistant for free range life than commercial breeds.

Small Houses on Small Farms

Smaller poultry houses are required than in industrial farms, and houses per farm are limited to four.

Access to the Outside

Birds are given outdoor access at six weeks of age (around the same age that commercial and organic birds reach market weight).

Slow Growing

Our Poulet Rouge Chickens grow for 84 days, much longer than commercial birds that only grow for 42 days.

Smaller Flock in Every House

A maximum density requirement ensures birds are allowed more room in the houses than birds on industrial or organic farms.

The Cleanest Conditions

A minimum sanitation period of 21 days between flocks assures houses are free of disease.

Nearby Farms

To make sure birds are handled humanely and not dehydrated, they must travel no more than 64 miles to the processing plant.

Air Chilled

Birds are air chilled, so they are never submerged in chlorine and they are processed by hand.