Our chicken products (free-range and non free-range) are sourced from Hazeldene’s – Australia’s best chicken producer.
Locally based in Lockward, near Bendigo in Central Victoria, Hazeldene’s began operating in 1938. Hazeldene’s is now at the forefront of poultry production in Australia, leading the industry in consistent quality, animal welfare, innovation and value.
At Gamekeepers, we buy in the whole chicken and our master butchers break the bird down into classic and speciality cuts. We only breakdown Size 17 birds so the breast and leg meat are good portion sizes.
THE HAZELDENE'S DIFFERENCE
- All Hazeldene’s chicken is RSPCA approved. Hazeldene’s has a strong commitment to animal welfare at all stages of the breeding, growing and feeding cycle.
- Birds are raised in an enriched barn environment, with space to move around and perch, good lighting, dust-bathe and forage. This is essential for the birds to express innate behaviours and to have good muscle and fat tissue, which in turn ensures high-quality tasting meat.
- All free-range birds have the ability to forage naturally and instinctively amongst grasses, weeds, bushes and trees in a secure environment. Their diet is supported with locally-supplied multi-grains, blended with spice extracts and essential oils.
- Hazeldene’s have a zero-use policy for added Antibiotic Growth Promotant.
FREE-RANGE HAZELDENE'S CHICKEN
- Birds have the ability to forage naturally and instinctively amongst grasses, weeds, bushes and trees in a secure environment.
- Their diet is supported with locally-supplied multi-grains, blended with spice extracts and essential oils. This creates healthy and high-quality tasting free-range chicken.
- FREPA (The Free Range Egg and Poultry Association) accredited. Hazeldene’s were amongst the first meat poultry producers to receive free-range accreditation in Victoria.
All chicken product for our retail customers are free-range sourced from Hazeldene's, view the collection.
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Hazeldene's Wholesale Flyer
Wholesale ordering online: With two ordering platforms available, it's easy to order online, review weekly specials or make changes to your order.
New Wholesale Customers: See our wholesale information page here. If it’s your first time ordering from us, get in touch to set up an account on an ordering partner platform. Call us on 03 9555 7000 Monday to Friday between 7am and 4pm or email email@example.com
At Gamekeepers we take pride in providing you with the finest quality wholesale meats in Victoria and products that everyone can enjoy. Our expert staff are able to provide the best advice on what products you need to accommodate your requirements, please contact us with any of your meat or butchering needs.
Retail Customers: We have secured a limited range of cuts available for our retail customers, view the range online for purchasing.