Supplied by Diaper Poultry, Stowmarket, Suffolk, the chickens are reared in smaller flock sizes by individual farmers who are passionate about the welfare of their animals.
The birds not only have far more space around them than other more intensively reared birds, but also enjoy enriched conditions such as perching and being able to rest during natural periods of darkness.
Supplied by Martins Farm, Hindolveston Norfolk, the birds are a slower growing, more traditional breed which are kept in small groups. They are reared in small meadows with ancient hedgerows and mature oaks.
The birds are fed on a low protein crumb for the first four weeks, then on home grown corn-with no growth promoters or antibiotics, up until they are ready at between 13 and 16 weeks.