Crown Chicken


In 1951 Fred Thacker, father of current Chairman and Managing Director David, began processing a few hens in a small shed only yards away from where today’s modern factory stands.

Over the next 25 years the business continued to grow until Fred Thacker sold the company in the late 70’s

From 1980 under the name Harvest Poultry, father and son continued to carry out the day to day running of the business for the new owners.

In 1993 David led a management buyout and renamed the company Crown Chicken Ltd. By then the business had developed into a fully integrated poultry company comprising all the stages of feed milling, breeding, hatching, rearing and processing.

Over the past 20 years David Thacker and his fellow directors / shareholders, Nigel Armes and Matthew Ward have continued to expand and develop the business into the top quality, modern and efficient company that it is today rearing and processing in excess of 450,000 birds a week.

Where to find us

Crown Chicken

Crown Chicken Ltd,
Green Farm,
Edge Green,
Norwich NR16 2DR

+44 1953 887736

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