At Elgin Free Range Chickens, quality is at the heart of everything we do. From the very beginning, we've been committed to giving our birds a good quality of life. That's why we've been South Africa's most-trusted free range chicken producer for over 20 years.
To us, being authentically free range means more than just free-roaming. Our chickens are free from stress, and free to behave naturally. They're also raised on a high quality, maize-based diet that's free from routine antibiotics, animal by-products, and growth promoters. This keeps our chickens and their immune systems healthy, the natural way.
We are currently the leading exclusively free range chickens supplier in the country, because to us, free range is a lifestyle, not a label.
At Elgin Free Range Chickens, our practices are grounded in our principles.
We work with nature, not against it, to give our birds the best quality of life.
To us, being authentically free range means more than just free-roaming. It also means stress-free, and free to behave naturally.
We work with nature to keep our birds healthier and happier, which in the long run also improves the flavour and texture of the meat.
We only use a top of the range all-grain diet which boosts their natural immune systems so that there’s no need to add routine antibiotics, fish meal or growth promoters.
We also encourage foraging for natural herbs, berries and seeds for a well-balanced diet.
Our high quality standards don’t just stop at our chickens’ quality of life.
We are against the use of brine injections. We believe instead in providing 100% chicken with its delicious natural flavour.
We also air chill our chickens as opposed to water chilling to maintain the quality of the meat.