Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions.
Are your Chickens kept in cages?
Absolutely not. Blue Goose chickens are never kept in cages, and are free to roam in the barns, and are let outside when weather permits.
Are the chickens given antibiotics?
Our farmers believe that if a bird is raised naturally, it doesn’t need antibiotics.
Are your chicken’s free range?
When weather permits, our chickens are allowed access to the outdoors. When weather doesn’t permit, our birds freely range in their barns that have been designed to replicate their natural conditions.
What are the chickens fed?
Blue Goose chickens enjoy a nutritious diet comprising quality grains, such as wheat, corn, and soy, and supplemented by vitamins and minerals to ensure optimum health and well-being. Our feed is 100% vegetarian, free of any animal by-products.
Where are your chicken barns located?
All of our poultry barns are located in Canada. We’ve partnered with a group of family-owned farm operators who share our values for raising high quality chickens the way natured intended.
Do your chickens have access to sunlight & fresh air?
Yes. Our barns are equipped with natural ventilation systems that allow fresh air to circulate through the barn. All of our barns have windows, allowing natural light in. We do not use artificial light to over-stimulate our animals.
How are your chickens processed?
Blue Goose follows the highest standards when it comes to the transportation and processing of our chickens. Our chickens are always air-chilled, ensuring no additional water is added during the chilling process.
What standards do you adhere to?
Blue Goose raises and processes its chickens according to the animal welfare standards set out by Certified Humane – the leading non-profit certification organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals in food production from birth through slaughter as well as the rules and regulations set out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
What certifications do you have?
- Foodland Ontario
Do you have commercial, industrial, and foodservice capabilities?
Co-packing and commercial/industrial channels are a key part of our history and an integral part of our future. Our 2 federally inspected facilities are modular in design allowing for flexibility in producing a wide range of production options. We can also accommodate lower volume runs to support innovation– easier market test options, scalable product launches.