Elgin Chicken Factory Shops

Elgin Free Range Chickens is the largest independent producer of free range chicken in South Africa

Established nearly twenty years ago Elgin Chickens stemmed from the need of one mother to provide the best chicken possible for her family. Founder, Jeanne Groenewald soon realised there could be a market for her free range chicken after initial interest in her chickens from friends and family.

Based on a principle of providing a natural environment, food and routine for their broiler chickens the company soon had orders from a select few Pick & Pay stores in the Western Cape. This led to to the first Elgin Chicken abattoir built just three years after the start of the business.

This increased capacity ensured that they would be ready for the influx of orders and Woolworths was first through the door.

Today the farm produces well over 80 000 broiler chickens per week and has a dedicated staff to ensure that quality standards are maintained. The poultry producer stands out in an industry more known for chasing profits than actually caring for the animals they rear.

Establishing a standard for “free range” poultry

The term “free range” in South Africa is a bit of a thorny issue among livestock producers as no set standard has been specified yet by government. Commercial producers are then left with little guidance on adhering to the classification leaving themselves and consumers confused.

Elgin chickens are one of the few poultry producers that operate on system of transparency for consumers and retailers. This is for good reason as their processes are geared to providing a decent standard of life for all their chickens.

They achieve this by feeding their chickens natural all-grain feed, providing them ample time and freedom to roam naturally during the day, providing each animal sufficienct indoor space and never using growth enhancers. These measures combined with a team that consistently monitor and tend to the chickens produce some of the tastiest chicken available in retail stores today.

Their retail range consists of full birds, selected pieces such as drumsticks and wings, breast and thigh fillets, pre-marinated sosaties and a small range of sausages.

They also have a restaurant range covering items specifically required for the hospitality industry such as chicken livers, wings, fillets and stocks.

Elgin Chicken stores in South Africa

The Elgin Chicken brand can be found in a large selection of Checkers and Spar retail stores throughout the Western Cape. They also run five dedicated factory stores in Tokai, Durbanville, Montague Gardens, Somerset West and Grabouw.

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Capetown Store – Grabouw

Address:

Industria Road

Grabouw, 7160

Phone: +27 21 859 2795 & +27 79 693 0470

Operating Hours:

Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm

Capetown Store – Somerset West

Address:

Shop 10, Decor Centre

Jigger Avenue

Somerset West, 7110

Phone: +27 72 428 4528

Operating Hours:

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm

Sat: 8:30am – 2pm

Capetown Store – Montague Gardens

Address:

35 Stella Road

Montague Gardens, 7441

Phone: +27 72 911 8974

Operating Hours:

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

Sat: 9am – 1pm

Capetown Store – Retreat

Address:

Unit 5 Block 2, South Palms Centre

333 Main Rd

Retreat, 7965

Phone: +27 76 702 1830

Operating Hours:

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm

Sat: 8:30am – 2pm

Capetown Store – Durbanville

Address:

Shop 10a, Village Walk Centre

25 Wellington Road

Durbanville, 7550

Phone: +27 60 997 0724

Operating Hours:

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm

Sat: 9am – 1pm

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