There has been recent coverage in the national press relating to the welfare of both broiler
and organic chickens. In particular the Daily Telegraph (26/07/2005) published an article
on the suffering of chickens on farms due to burns. This article stated that ‘eight out of 10
supermarket chickens have suffered potentially painful chemical burns, either on their
bodies or legs’.
This is certainly not the case at Sheepdrove Organic Farm where recent research showed
less than three out of 100 birds with any sign of such burns due to the extremely high
welfare standards in place.