Pastured Poultry

What Poultry Used to Taste Like and Should Taste Like!

Technology has produced many innovations.  Sometimes things are better done the way they used to be done.  By supporting our farm and enjoying our full flavored poultry you can rest assured that you are supporting a humane poultry operation.

We raise  pasture raised broiler/meat and layer chickens.  We receive all of our chickens on their second day of life from the hatchery.  Our chickens are fed a custom made ration with no antibiotics, hormones or animal proteins, feed their entire life.  After approximately their third week of life the chicks are moved from their brooder to the pasture. 

We have tried to raise a few different types of birds for meat production. While we enjoyed raising red broiler birds, they did not produce the quality of bird we had hoped for.  Currently we raise a Cornish Cross Broiler which we slow down its growth by limiting access to feed.  We move the broilers to fresh pasture at minimum once a day.  

The laying hens are a mixed flock of mainly heritage breeds including Buckeyes, White Wyandot’s, Delaware’s, Buff Orrington’s and Americana’s. Our layers reside in a spacious Cluck Mobile outfitted with laying boxes, water nipples, and a rain water catchment system to replenish their water supply.  

All of our chickens spend their day gobbling up insects, scratching up dirt and eating grass and other plants in our pastures.  

Our chicken has a natural chicken flavor without the injection of brines and chemicals at processing.  Our eggs have a rich bright orange yolk and viscous albumin that stands up great for poaching.

Why don't you have as many eggs in the Winter?  We do not subject our layers to artifical light during the winter months.  Chickens need an average of 10 hours or greater of light to produce eggs.

Starting in mid May you can get some of our poultry products at one of the markets  to enjoy what real chicken and eggs taste like.


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