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With a single bite, you’ll understand why it’s called “The Excellent Chicken.”  

If you believe the phrase “you are what you eat,” then you can consider Bell & Evans Chicken a step above. Bell & Evans has been family-owned and operated since the 1890s and continues to raise the bar for quality. Their chickens are raised on an all-vegetarian blend of corn and expeller-pressed soybean meal plus vitamins, minerals, and plenty of fresh water. Bell & Evans take special care to feed their chickens only the best U.S. grown corn and soy, plus their own blend of oregano oil, cinnamon, and yucca to support their natural digestive health. 

 

Bell & Evans was the first in the U.S. to pioneer antibiotic-free farming.

Healthy chickens need a healthy start. That’s why Bell & Evans built the world’s first organic certified chicken hatchery focused on animal welfare. Chicks enjoy organic food, water, fresh air, and light as soon as they leave the egg.   In addition to quality feed, Bell & Evans focuses on providing a stress-free environment, to eliminate the need for antibiotics and ensure chickens’ immune systems stay strong, naturally.  They never come in contact with stressors like machine-handling or lengthy transport, marking a complete departure from traditional poultry practices.  Once the chicks arrive at the chicken house they have full access to the entire facility, plus enrichment activities such as ramps and tunnels. 

“Bell & Evans shows that animal welfare and good business can go hand in hand. …and by listening to consumers’ wishes, Bell & Evans has set a new standard for the chicken-supply industry.” – Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA

 

Every step of the process adds up to healthier, more flavorful Chicken. No antibiotics. No added water. No junk.

Bell & Evans chickens are fresh, moist, and meaty: how chicken is meant to taste. Humanely raised on an all-vegetarian diet free of hormones and antibiotics, Bell & Evans chickens are air-chilled without additives, for a more tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken.  Traditional industrial chilling methods require chlorinated water, which is absorbed by the chicken, adding up to 12% of their body weight. Bell & Evans uses their 100% Air Chilled method, which never includes chlorinated water,  so chickens’ natural juices never get diluted or replaced. This 100% Air Chilled method enhances the chicken’s flavor and tenderizes the meat, for a better tasting chicken you can feel great about serving your family.