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Perdue Farms expands pasture-raised chicken program

Photo: Special Perdue Farms is expanding the number of chickens it will raise on pasture, making it the only large-scale producer to guarantee that poultry products with a “pasture-raised” label have spent the majority of their lives on pasture, the company said.

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SALISBURY, Md. — Perdue Farms announced on Oct. 6 during its 6th Annual Animal Care Summit that the company is expanding the number of chickens it will raise on pasture, making it the only large-scale producer to guarantee that poultry products with a "pasture-raised" label have spent the majority of their lives on pasture.

Starting a little after two weeks old once their feathers have filled in, these chickens are moved to fresh pasture each day using floorless, solar-powered mobile coops. These state-of-the-art practices give the animals the benefits of living on and eating from. . .

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