Australian chickens are not given hormones in any way. Their size occurs naturally due to selective breeding and optimal nutrition. Independent tests by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, as part of the National Residue Survey, have consistently confirmed that Australian chicken meat is free of added hormones.
Chickens that are grown in Australia to produce the chicken meat that you eat (as opposed to those that lay eggs) are not kept in cages. They are raised on the floor in large barns, where ventilation systems control the shed environment, such as the temperature and air quality. Some farms also provide the chickens [...]