06 September 1999
Poultry firm claims perfect roost

PREMIER Poultry has built what it claims is the perfect roost for the chickens it intends to sell to Tesco.

The companys new chicken houses, near Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, will handle 225,000 birds.

They will live in large houses with verandahs and can move freely around their territory – a mixture of woodland, pasture, long grass and cover crops.

The habitat created was inspired by the Red Jungle Fowl, the ancestor of the domestic chicken.

The company sent scientists to Thailand and Indo-China to research the project.

  • The Times 06/09/99 page 3