Talking about poultry, more and more customers want to know where the meat comes from and how the animals are bred. Insecurity among consumers is growing and many questions are asked in the butcher shop that need to be answered of course. The Gilde landfrisch chicken gives you an insight into a local chicken breeding program that makes sense. The breeding in family farms in the region of Lower Bavaria within a distance of maximum 50 km enables a partnership between the farmers and the Groß family who slaughters the Gilde landfrisch chicken for the butchers. The product quality is in the centre of the efforts but also the related raising of the animals. See for yourself and get a glimpse behind the scenes.

Enjoy fresh German poultry in butcher quality!

  • Guaranteed origin from Germany
  • Producer association with family farms
  • Small chicken housing units with natural light and open floor space as well as feed supplemented with grain from the own farm production
  • Of course no use of antibiotic growth promoters or feeds of animal origin
  • Local breeding and slaughtering within a maximum distance of 50 km

Knowing where it comes from: on-site investigation

Chicken breeding that makes sense

All within a range of 50 km… The farms raising our Gilde landfrisch chicken are even sometimes within sight of the production unit –as this farm here.

Our own fleet is driving throughout the region – beautiful landscape included.

This is one of the newest housings. The extension for the winter garden is already in preparation, so that the chickens will be able to continue picking and scratching outside protected from the weather.

The Gilde landfrisch chickens grow up here in the beautiful Lower Bavarian landscape. The small family farms breeding our chickens are typical for the region.

Our chickens are raised in small housing units with natural light. Thus the natural day and night rhythm of the animals is assured. They don’t like direct sun light though – so then the farmer closes the blinds if needed.


Of course feeding, ventilation, temperature and water supply are monitored by the latest control technology.  But our farmers still check personally twice a day the well being of the animals.

All animals have access to feed and water at all times of day or night.

The grains are always supplied fresh into the dispensers, so that there is always dry feed available to pick. This is also under technical control and assures the best feeding quality for the animals.

When the chickens are relaxed they like to sit down or spread their legs and wings. The litter (here straw pallets) keeps the bedding dry and enables the chickens to scratch and pick.

Water and feed are always close by so that the animals never lack. Of course for safety reasons everything is also under technical control.

All our farmers are proud of their chickens and breeding. From the newly admitted chicks to the grown-up chicken.

The Groß family and the farmers attach much importance to the breeding and they make this clear from the beginning. “Breeding with common sense” is their motto.

Two times a day the farmer makes his round through the housings to check personally on the well-being and state of health of the animals.

Some of the animals are examined very closely. If the animal seems in good health it returns of course immediately to its mates. And calm returns to the housing.

The claws are a special feature of the global state of health of the animals. This is why farmer Christian has a close look at them during his round.

The feed is adapted to the age of the chickens. It is of course purely vegetable and particular attention will be given to the input of feed from the farm’s own grain production.

The regulation of extracted air and fresh air supply is technically controlled. Farmer Christian is checking that the current values are OK. If ever the values do not fit properly he’ll receive immediately a message on his mobile.

The environmental features in the housings like carbon content, humidity and temperature are controlled so that the conditions for the animals are optimal at all times.

For almost 50 years the Groß family has been standing for regional breeding that makes sense. The small farm with a tailor shop has grown into a professional poultry business well anchored in its region where their chickens are reared.

The whole Groß family has fully dedicated itself to poultry. This pride also shone on their faces during the photo shooting in Lower Bavaria. Gilde landfrisch – this is the quality that we support!

After the slaughter the Gilde articles are prepared for expedition. And branded with the Gilde landfrisch label – so that you know where it comes from.

The workers hand pack each item carefully. The enterprise meets the criteria for the seal of quality „Geprüfte Qualität Bayern» and is certified as required by the of IFS Global Markets Food by an independent institute.

Even in this last step the quality of each chicken cut is checked. The employees are often with the company since many years and know what is important.

Hygiene and cleanliness are crucial – also when packing the products. Luckily the employees are used to the low temperatures at their workplace and wear appropriate clothing.

Trust in a regional chicken breeding that makes sense

Fresh chicken from Germany

The Gilde landfrisch chickens are raised in the fattening farms of our producer association in Lower Bavaria.

In this grown family business there are now already two generations of the Groß family acting for a sustainable and respectful chicken breeding.  In their partnership with the fattening farms they are taking their quality requirements always one step further. Equipping the housings with natural daylight and winter garden areas, the latest control technology for optimal care of the animals and “hatching in the chicken house” experiments are all based on the value of a respectful and meaningful chicken breeding.  Always looking forward and together with the farmers of the producer association everything is done to guarantee the best poultry quality from breeding to slaughtering.

Everything so that the best, fresh chicken is right in your display case.

Top quality chicken with a regional dimension

Gilde landfrisch chickens stand for regional breeding and sustainability.

Breeding and slaughtering are located within a 50 km limit. This proximity ensures short transportations meaning less stress for the animals and also a positive carbon footprint due to short logistics for live animals.

Thanks to the small farm structures the breeding feed can be supplemented with cereals produced on their own fields.  Of course no antibiotic growth promoters or feeds of animal origin are used.

Chicken breeding that makes sense

Gilde landfrisch chickens are raised in small housing units with natural light.  The breeding is of course in compliance with all the necessary and hygiene stipulations. Not only the latest control technology in the housings but also the personal responsibility of the farmer guarantee a responsible breeding. The experienced poultry farmers check at least two times a day during their rounds through the housings on the accessibility of the feed, sufficient water supply and correct litter up to the overall health impression of the animals. Of course the local veterinary helps with this mission, checking regularly on the state of health and hygiene in the farms.

Gilde landfrisch chickens – they have our support…

The Groß family has been standing since more than 50 years for regional breeding that makes sense. The small farm with a tailor shop has grown over the years into a professional poultry business well anchored in its region where their chickens are reared and slaughter.  The enterprise meets the criteria for the seal of quality “Geprüfte Qualität Bayern” and is also certified as required by the of IFS Global Markets Food by an independent institute. So from breeding to slaughter everything is focused on the best possible quality.

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