How chickens are raised

Having long-standing traditions of poultry farming, poultry farms Vilniaus Paukštynas and Kaišiadorių Paukštynas started their activities in the middle of the past century. Lithuanian poultry farms have their own parent flocks, eggs for hatching are incubated in company-owned incubators that provide poultry farms with day-old chicks.

These poultry farms are supplied with feed by the largest feed supplier in the Baltic countries Kauno Grūdai.

Parent flocks of the best ROSS-308 breeds are raised in Vilnius and Kaisiadorys poultry farms for egg production. The companies have 40 modern bird farms where breeder flocks are bred.

Parent flocks are growing following the European Union (EU) requirements. They are reared freely, on litter.

During one year Vilnius and Kaisiadorys poultry farms hatch over 48 million of broiler chickens. The entire process of incubation takes 21 day. Hatched chickens are sorted and vaccinated according to customers' requests, and sent to farms.

Poultry farms rear ROSS-308 brands of broiler chicken. Following the European Union (EU) requirements, it is prohibited to grow broiler chickens in cages; broiler chickens are reared freely, on litter, to allow enough room to move.

Poultry houses are equipped with automated feeding and watering systems and ventilated premises. Balancing feed is prepared for chickens according to strict recipes.

Chicken broilers grow up within 40 days in poultry farms and poultry houses in remote locations. Feed rich in proteins, vitamins and beneficial trace and macro elements is balanced to the bird's age and weight. By applying intense but natural mode of production and using special diet, we guarantee that the consumers will enjoy a chicken product of a good composition and quality.

The annual production of Vilnius and Kaisiadorys poultry farms is more than 46 million broilers. Poultry processing factories use only the birds grown in the own farms and remote units.

In our country still there is a myth that chickens are fed hormones and antibiotics and this is why they grow faster. Sinces 2006, European Union (EU) banned the use of the antimicrobials and hormones in animal feed.

Feed is produced according the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No. 1831/2003, so no antibiotics as feed additives are used. The European Food Safety Authority prohibits the use of antibiotics as growth promoters. Poultry farmers across Europe are under strict control, as they are in compliance with animal welfare, high animal health.

At the biggest Lithuanian poultrys birds are growing following the European Union (EU) requirement. Sometimes poultry experts jokes that they seems to care more about chickens than humans.

„KG Group“ poultry companies rearing birds and their sheds meet the European Union (EU) requirements such as: dry and fluffy litter available for birds at all times during the day, performed and recorded temperature measurements, recorded bird survey data. Also birds are growing folowing technological procedures and instructions.

The activities of KG Group are organized in accordance with quality management and product safety standards ISO 22000 and BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.