The Journey from Farm to Table

 

STEP 1:

Wayne Farms - Our Chicken Care - Farm to Table, Step 1

 

 

At 20 weeks old, female breeder chicks called pullets join other breeder hens and roosters on the farm to produce fertilized eggs.

STEP 2:

Wayne Farms - Our Chicken Care - Farm to Table, Step 2

 

 

Eggs are delivered to hatcheries where they are incubated and hatched into chickens.

STEP 3:

Wayne Farms - Our Chicken Care - Farm to Table, Step 3

 

 

The chicks are moved to family-operated farms where they eat and drink freely under the watchful eye of a veterinarian.

STEP 4:

Wayne Farms - Our Chicken Care - Farm to Table, Step 4

 

Once they reach market weight (4-10 lbs.), the chickens are transported to a plant where they are humanely harvested, then washed, cleaned, chilled, packaged and inspected by the USDA at every step.

STEP 5:

Wayne Farms - Our Chicken Care - Farm to Table, Step 5

 

Distributors ensure chickens are kept chilled during transit to market, ready to be enjoyed by customers at grocers and restaurants across the country.

Get to know more about the daily care our chickens receive, important steps to animal welfare and the different parts of the chicken.