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About Bell & Evans

America’s Oldest Branded Poultry

Bell & Evans® is a pioneer in the natural foods market. For four generations, beginning in the 1890’s, we have been providing the highest quality poultry to the upscale market. Our chickens are raised and processed in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, in our modern facility, using only the latest technology.

Today Bell & Evans is a leading producer of chickens raised without antibiotics. Our chickens are raised on an all vegetarian diet of United States grown corn, extruded and expeller pressed soy beans, vitamins and minerals…and plenty of fresh well water. No antibiotics …ever.

Unlike companies run by conglomerates, where the day-to-day operating decisions are made by managers in remote locations and management strategies are based on the bottom line, we are a family owned and operated company. In fact, we’re part of a network of family owned companies, our growers, our feed producers, and our hatchery operators, just to name a few.

You will find Bell & Evans in the finest restaurants, premium butcher shops, natural food stores and hand-picked supermarkets. Our retailers understand there is more work involved in handling fresh chicken. But they realize the extra work is worth it for their customers.

The Excellent Chicken and more.

In addition to fresh chicken, we have developed a full line of ready-to-cook and fully-cooked frozen entrees and premium snacks made from Bell & Evans chicken. But it’s not all about chicken. Our other fine products include Bell & Evans Ducks, Cornish Game Hens and Turkey products. At the holidays we offer Whole Turkeys – the same producer of Bell & Evans turkeys has been the White House choice for holiday dinners for more than 30 years. Our turkeys are all-natural and bred to grow slower, produce an extremely broad breast (up to 20% more breast meat) with a moist, tender and flavorful taste.

Scott’s Pledge to You – Our chickens eat better so you eat better.

What don’t we feed our chickens?
It’s all about what we do and do not feed our chickens. See below for the full list, but the two biggest issues for me are:

1. NO Hexane Separated Soy Bean Meal
We do not use Hexane solvent to separate the oil and vitamins from the soy bean. We create our soy meal by extruding and expeller-pressing the beans. In this way, we keep all the vitamins and some of the oil in the meal. The oil that is expelled is refined and could be used for human-grade oil products. Our organic oil is refined into table oil for salad dressings. Hexane solvent may produce a cheaper soy meal, but in my opinion, it’s junk!

2. NO DDGS, Ethanol by-products, in our feed
Ethanol by-products are becoming the replacement for corn that livestock producers can no longer afford. Its energy value is approximately 17% lower than corn, but the more alarming issue is the antibiotics used to control bacteria in the fermentation process. Not all antibiotics are metabolized and remain in the DDGS (distiller’s dry grains with solubles) protein, along with who knows what? I feel this ‘garbage’ is not good for any animal, and it’s certainly not good for the people who eat them.

  • All Vegetarian Diet
  • Raised Without Antibiotics
  • No Animal By-Products
  • No Growth Hormones
  • No Hexane Gas
  • No Preservatives
  • No Artificial Flavorings
  • No Fillers or Extenders
  • No Hydrogenated Oils