We now have this season’s pasture-raised chickens for sale. Over the past few years, we have enjoyed raising chickens, given that they are a great complement to a mixed farm. It has been amazing to see how much the chickens improve the pasture by adding their own unique “fertilizer”!
We have received lots of positive feedback from our chicken customers over the past two years. You really can taste the difference of a pasture-raised, organic chicken. The chickens we are raising are Bonnie’s Heavy Red and White Rock. We have been feeding the chickens Certified Organic, non-GMO feed, along with their forage of grass, clovers and insects.
WHAT IS “PASTURE-RAISED”?
Pasture-raised means that our chickens live on grass, all the time. They are raised in move-able coops called chicken tractors (see photo below), to protect them from predators, and to allow them to have access to fresh pasture every day. Providing pasture for chickens produces meat with higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. For more information about the health benefits of eating pasture-raised chicken, CLICK HERE.
WHY DO WE FEED ORGANIC GRAIN?
Pasture is not enough to sustain a chicken. We also feed them grain. We believe that feeding organic feed to our chickens offers the chickens better nutrition and therefore produces better quality meat. We also believe in supporting the work of organic grain farmers. This decision does come with a price – our feed costs are significantly higher (than both non-GMO and non-organic feed) since we feed a Certified Organic grain mix.
***For those of you interested in our pasture-raised pork, please stay tuned for ordering information later in September/October for pick-up in November.
HOW TO BUY OUR PASTURE-RAISED CHICKEN
We are selling whole chickens that will come frozen and vacuum-sealed, with giblets (heart, liver, neck) included inside the bird. We are estimating that chickens will range in size between 5 – 9 lb. The price for chicken is $5.50 / lb.
When you place your order, please indicate your preference:
- Smaller birds: approx. 5 – 7 lb chickens
- Larger birds: approx. 7 – 9 lb chickens
We will do our best to accommodate size preferences IF WE CAN depending on the orders that we receive and the sizes of our chickens. There is no minimum or limit to the number of chickens that you can order. Orders will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis. Please place your order by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the information listed below. Last year, we sold out in less than a week, so to avoid disappointment, don’t delay in placing your order.
YOUR ORDER INFORMATION:
Number of Chickens:
Size Preference (Smaller / Larger):
We will let you know which day to come to pick up your chickens (either Thursday Sept 8th or Monday Sept 12th). We will send you more specific details closer to the pick-up date regarding time and logistics to those who order chickens. It is important to us that you can make it on the specified day as the chickens will be frozen and our freezer space is limited. If you cannot make it, consider sending someone in your place or please let us know in advance.
We hope to hear from you!