These are not stewing hens, friend! For the first time, we’re offering roasting chickens for sale a la carte. It’s the perfect way to give one a try if you’re curious.
To the fullest extent possible, our animals are pasture-raised. This means they are allowed continuous access to the outdoors and rotated throughout fresh pasture during the months of the year this is feasible. Broiler chickens live out their entire lives in the mobile chicken coops called "chicken tractors" popularized by farmers like Joel Salatin.
Because of our chickens' varied diets, their meat is higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin A than the meat of factory farmed birds. (1)
Chickens need a balanced diet that relies in part on grains to support their health and growth. We go out of our way to provide local feed that is not genetically modified/non-GMO. Our animals are never given growth hormones. We treat animals like ourselves, and would give antibiotics only in the case of a true medical emergency, never to boost growth or to temper the effects of confinement. There has never yet been a cause for antibiotics use at our farm.
For more information about our practices, please ask us.