‘Poultry farm Engelen’ is a family business run by Twan & Jeroen Engelen. The company has three different locations.
The company buys selected day-old chicks and sells hatching eggs. The day-old chicks are collected in a rearing company. This period lasts from 0 to 20 weeks. After 20 weeks the day-old chicks are collected in one of the two breeding farms. These day-old chicks stay at the farm until the age of 62 weeks.
Pluimveebedrijf Engelen is proud of her heritage, as the company is now already run by its third generation. There has been a continuous passion for the care of the parent stock, as well as focus on the well-being of both animal and society.
In 1962 Pluimveebedrijf Engelen was founded by Toon and Nel Engelen. At that moment, the company consisted only one stable with approximately 2.500 parent stock. This stable was shut down in 1971, and replaced by a new stable. In 1972 the son of Toon, Noud Engelen, took over the reproduction part of the company, and in 1976 the farm was expanded with two stables. Now, the company had room for about 10.000 parent stock. In 1989, a stable was rented on the location ‘Zandstraat’, which was used for the rearing of parent stock. The son of the owner, Twan Engelen, was in charge of this extra location. After two years, another rearing company was rented on the ‘Hollestraat’, which was later purchased by Pluimveebedrijf Engelen in 1993 and renovated in 1995. When the second son finished school in 1997, a third rearing company was purchased on the location ‘Ruiter’. A year later, the location ‘Zandstraat’ was officially purchased, and at the same time plans were drafted to expand this location in about 5 years.
2000 – Present days