A Guide to Raising Chickens



breeder farm hatcheries 500x500From their living quarters to their diet, our chickens are treated with respect and dignity. We are proud to partner with family farmers who provide best-in-class animal husbandry.

Breeder Farms & Hatcheries

The first step in promoting healthy flocks begins with our personal partnerships with local, family-operated breeder farms and hatcheries. Our breeder chickens produce fertile eggs, which are delivered from hen houses to nearby hatcheries in climate-controlled trucks, then placed in incubation until they hatch. All day-old chicks are then moved to family farms that specialize in raising our chickens to a healthy and optimal size or weight.

Feed & Diet

chicken housing 500x500The foundation of healthy poultry farming at any phase is a well-balanced diet. Our all-natural, high-quality, grain-based feed is formulated by our board-certified poultry nutritionist who works hand-in-hand with our very own licensed feed mills. We raise our birds with a diet that is always free of hormones and steroids, which are prohibited by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Learn more About Raising Chickens


Wayne Farms is dedicated to raising our flocks in safe, comfortable environments. All Wayne Farms chicken houses consist of controlled, cageless environments that provide adequate space, fresh air, clean water and readily available, allnatural feed — all of which promote normal broiler behavior. In addition, each house is equipped with ventilation systems and heaters to keep the chickens comfortable in any season.