2- Whole Pastured Free-Range Chickens 4.0#-4.5# each
Polyface broilers and layers are the cornerstone of the farm. Much loved and always in demand, our birds are truly pasture raised and you can see and taste the difference in their meat and eggs. Housed in portable field shelters, our meat birds spend eight weeks outside doing what chickens do best - scratching the soil, eliminating pests, and co-laboring with us on the farm.
These chickens are fed a non-GMO diet
Notice: These bundles are shipped out every Tuesday only. Orders placed after Monday noon will go out the following week.
These birds actually live on the ground, catching bugs and scratching in the soil. Every day is a new discovery of salad on a fresh paddock so the birds do not get bored and begin eating one another, as they do in typical confinement factory houses. On our farm, the chickens follow the cattle, which are also moved daily to new pasture. This supplies the chickens with plenty of fresh insect life, living in and under the cow patties.
The green material of fresh forage provides B vitamins as well as carotenes, some of which the chicken turns into vitamin A. Omega-3 fatty acids in the forage end up in the fat. Exposure to sunlight ensures that the fat will also contain vitamin D. The more yellow the fat, the more nutritious. The same is true for egg production, with the yolk carrying the signature dark orange color characteristic of high forage intake.
*All products shipped frozen and are raw unless otherwise noted.