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Poulet Rouge Fermier

Our Heritage Poulet Rouge Fermier is the best-tasting chicken in the world. 

Our Poulet Rouge Fermier brand chicken, better known simply as Poulet Rouge, is Joyce Farms' very own Redbro Cou Nu, or red-feathered naked neck chicken. Ron Joyce personally selected this bird in 2003 from the French Label Rouge Program while visiting France to study the country's elite poultry industry and find the best-tasting chicken in the world. He coined the name "Poulet Rouge Fermier" for the bird he brought back to the States, a play on the bird's distinct red feathers and also a nod to its French genetics. The name, not otherwise known in France, is therefore unique to America as the country's first and only authentic genetic line from the Label Rouge Program, grown according to Label Rouge standards.

Our Poulet Rouge has superior taste, better meat texture and thin skin that finishes very crispy compared to most chickens. It is a hearty bird, known for its natural good health, and we hand pick only the best birds for market, at standards higher than USDA grade A.

Meat from the Poulet Rouge chicken is slightly darker than most supermarket chickens. This is the result of its distinctive heritage genetics, as well as pasture-raising practices that encourage normal chicken activity such as running, pecking, and scratching.

Cooking Poulet Rouge will disprove the "cooked chicken is supposed to be white" myth, since cooked Poulet Rouge will frequently retain a subtle pink hue.  We always suggest measuring the internal temperature with a probe thermometer (minimum safe internal temperature is 165 Deg F) while you learn how to cook Poulet Rouge.

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