Since 1961, Tegel has been putting chicken on Kiwi tables.

With over 2,300 employees nationwide, we offer a huge range of products to satisfy 
New Zealand’s chicken appetite, from nuggets and nibbles to breasts and whole roasts. You’ll find them at your local supermarkets and restaurants, and you can even find premium Tegel New Zealand chicken overseas.

And it isn’t just the chicken-mad Kiwi public we take care of. Our chickens are all cage free, and some are free range. We’re independently audited to meet the highest New Zealand animal welfare standards.

This helps us ensure Kiwi families eat well every day.

You can find our FAQ’s here.


At Tegel, we pride ourselves on the care and consideration we put into looking after
our chickens, so we can ensure our products are of the finest quality.

100% New Zealand Raised

All Tegel's chickens and turkeys are locally farmed here in
New Zealand.

Healthy chickens

New Zealand has world-class conditions for raising poultry. This is just as well, because raising healthy chickens and turkeys is very important to us here at Tegel. 

You can find out more on our FAQ's.

No added hormones

The use of growth hormones is not permitted in New Zealand. We guarantee that we’ve never used added hormones in our chickens or turkeys, and we intend to keep it that way.

Not genetically modified

Our chickens and turkeys are not genetically modified in any way. We believe it’s pretty hard to improve on nature.


Working alongside the Ministry of Primary Industries, we have extensive assurance and monitoring
programmes to ensure we adhere to the highest levels of animal health welfare and food safety.

Tegel’s farming practices adhere to the “Five Freedoms” principles of animal welfare:

1 Freedom from hunger and thirst
2 Freedom from discomfort
3 Freedom from pain, injury or disease
4 Freedom to express normal behaviour
5 Freedom from fear and distress

Tegel chickens are cage free and are raised in large, modern, well-equipped barns.

They are free to move around, and have ready access to food and water. These barns are carefully monitored to ensure our chickens are well looked after.

We also raise free range chickens and turkeys. Brought up in large, open barns for the first few weeks of their life, once fully feathered, they venture outside where they are free to roam. 

All of our free range farms meet or exceed New Zealand Animal Welfare standards, and are part of a programme that can be independently audited at any time to ensure these standards are consistently met.

We take animal welfare seriously.

The health and wellbeing of our chickens and turkeys is paramount to Tegel. We’ve always been committed to producing food in a way that protects the welfare of all animals in our care. All our farms are independently audited to ensure they meet or exceed the requirements of the New Zealand Animal Code of Welfare and MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries) and Tegel have extensive assurance and monitoring programmes in place to ensure high levels of animal health, welfare and food safety.

So when you choose a Tegel product, you can be certain that the utmost care has been taken to ensure we have raised happy and healthy chickens and turkeys.

You can find our FAQ’s here.




Chicken and turkey provide you and your family with excellent nutrients as it's high in protein, iron, zinc and selenium. Skinless chicken and turkey breasts are the leanest meats, and if you’re short on time, chicken is often an easy option for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner.

At Tegel we’re also committed to helping Kiwis make healthier food choices. That’s why we put nutrition information, ingredients listings, allergens and the Health Star Rating (HSR) on all our packs.

The Health Star Rating is an independent, nutritional rating developed as part of a government-led initiative. The more stars a food has, the better it is for you and your family. For more information visit


Tegel is a proud supporter of many causes and charity organisations that are important to New Zealanders nationwide. This includes Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, City Mission, and Just Cook, as well as a range of school and community projects.


Tegel is New Zealand’s market-leading poultry producer, and has been part of New Zealanders’ lives since 1961. The company is involved in breeding, hatching, processing, marketing, sales and distribution of poultry products across New Zealand and to selected international markets. 



Tegel has been part of New Zealanders’ lives since 1961, and we have chicken or turkey for every occasion, whether that’s a BBQ, nibbles with friends, or a full on family roast.

We also know that Kiwis' needs are evolving, and we’re always looking for new ways to satisfy their hunger. 

Kiwis aren’t the only ones we look after either – we take New Zealand’s finest chicken all over the globe with our export brand, Tegel Pure New Zealand Premium Chicken.


Tegel is led by a highly experienced Board and Executive team, and proudly employs more than 2,300 motivated, skilled and knowledgeable employees across the country.