About the business
Risser's Poultry, Inc.
Risser’s Poultry, Inc. was founded in Lititz, Pennsylvania by Carl B. Risser in 1928. He started the business by visiting local farms to purchase small lots of poultry which he then brought back to his own farm. The family helped care for the birds until Carl had a full truck load, which he would take to live bird markets in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia. A forward-thinking businessman, Carl invented and patented a cart system for loading hens. This system proved extremely efficient and allowed him to haul more chickens per day, growing the business further.