How old are the chickens when you process them?


Our Sommerlad Chickens are 10-12 weeks old when we process them in our purpose build processing facility on the farm. Compared to the fast-growing ross or cobb breeds used by 99% of Australian growers which are only 5-6 weeks old when processed. Though some growers slow the ross/cobb bird’s growth rates down to extend the processing age to 7/9 weeks by restricting their feed intake.