Broiler chickens

Chickens raised for their meat

These standards include:

1.)    Lowering maximum stocking density: equal to or less than 6 lbs/sq. ft. (roughly 25% more space than conventional chickens)

2.)    Requiring slower-growing birds: genetic potential growth rate equal to or less than 50g per day averaged over the growth cycle (roughly 23% slower growth than conventional chickens)

3.)    Improving existing enrichment provisions to include natural light, straw bales, perches, and pecking substrates (typically not provided in conventional chicken production)