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Technology plays a vital role in helping poultry farmers reduce their environmental impact. LED lighting, solar panels, and computer-controlled houses are some of the new technologies being used to improve air quality.


Over the past decade, chicken farmers have reduced water use by 13%. Most modern farms are using “nipple” watering dispensers to prevent spillage and waste while ensuring clean water for the birds!


Did you know…bedding in chicken houses can include rice hulls, straw, wood chips or peanut shells. These dry, absorbent materials help keep the ground dry and soft for the chickens.


Fact: All poultry is free of added hormones and steroids. In fact, labels that read: “raised without hormones” or “no hormones added” must also include a statement saying that no hormones are used in the production of any poultry raised in the United States.


To keep chickens safe from germs, farmers wear biosecure suits, hairnets and boots and wash their boots in a dry chlorine powder before entering the chicken house.


Chicken farmers keep a close eye on their birds. Any time the temperature in the chicken house is off a degree or the feed is running low, they get a notification on their phone, tablet or laptop!


DYK: chicken houses are pre-warmed in preparation for 1-day-old chicks to arrive. To see what else happens on the first day at the farm, visit:


DYK: 25,000 family farmers raise broiler chickens in the United States!


Chickens have their feed tailored for each stage of their life by close coordination between farmers and animal nutritionists so they get the right nutrients at the right time!


There is a tremendous amount of science and animal husbandry that goes into today’s breeding of chickens, to ensure size and sustainability never comes at the expense of the birds’ health or welfare. While chickens today are bred to grow faster, they’re also bred to grow stronger and healthier than ever before, while requiring fewer natural resources to raise.


Georgia produces more broiler chickens than any other state. In 2017, cash receipts from broilers totaled $4.38 billion!


Chicken farmers use large, open, tunnel-ventilated barns to keep their birds comfortable and protected from the environment. Here they have room to move around, eat and drink as they please!


Chicken farmers are hard at work taking care of our environment!

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