The raising of chickens is the most important thing for us at Rangitikei. Here in New Zealand, we have world-class conditions for breeding, hatching and raising poultry. Strict biosecurity laws continue to keep New Zealand free of serious poultry diseases present overseas. We also have nutritionists and veterinarians who look after bird health and birds’ specially formulated diets. Rangitikei farming practices always adhere to the “Five Freedoms” of animal welfare; Freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from discomfort, freedom from pain, injury or disease, freedom to express normal behaviour, freedom from fear and distress. Our farms are independently audited to ensure they meet the requirements of the New Zealand Animal Code of Welfare.