Farm Raised Poultry

Why Pastured Poultry?

Pastured chickens eat high amounts of forage daily, have access to fresh air, soak in vitamin D from natural sun light exposure, and are raised to roam free on grass within safety bounds that are set for them (fencing, mobile houses, or tractors). Pastured chickens are  clinically shown to be far lower in saturated fat  (Salatin, 1993, pp.2). Our pastured chickens are raised in small batches, free of antibiotics, on clean pasture paddocks, are fed wholesome feed, with kelp meal, natural vitamins. They have access to fresh air and sunshine, which allows them to grow without damaging substances.

Antibiotic, growth hormones, and vaccine free broilers, RAISED on our pastures!


We raise our own broilers, whether they hatch at our farm or come from a hatchery.

We raise our broilers in mobile houses/tractors that is rotated throughout the pasture once, daily, to ensure optimal husbandry and health of our birds as well maintaining the  integrity of our grass. We ensure that they have plenty of space to move around in each tractor or mobile house. Each tractor has a side door that allows for the birds to venture out and and graze in the pasture within the Premier fence we put up to ensure their safety and wellbeing while grazing freely in the pasture. If bedding is needed for our chicks, we use hemp. We source our hemp directly from New Country Organics, in VA.


2 week Cornish Cross chicks transferred to the tractor over the Summer
of 2019
7 week old Freedom Rangers 2021
  

We do all of the processing ourselves here at our facility. In average, processing (harvest of broilers) takes place every 2-3 months, depending on the broiler we are growing for you. For instance, a Cornish Cross broiler takes 8 weeks to reach market weight of 3-4lbs, 10-12 weeks to reach 4.5lbs+.  A Kosher King takes 12-13 weeks to reach the same finished weight as the Cornish Cross at just 8 weeks; however, the meat texture is far superior, in my opinion. A standard Cornish female chicken weighs 4lbs or more (finished weight) at 14 weeks, whereas the males yield a 5lb of finished weight. 


14 week Kosher Kings, December 2020 PS: These are my favorite broilers of all time!!


Whole dressed chickens come with all the innards (heart, liver, neck, and gizzard). Feet can be added with additional cost of $1 per foot.




Beginning January 1, 2021 we'll offer whole chicken and duck, on a pre-order basis only!

  You commit to purchase a minimum of 3 whole dressed chickens for each harvest you pre-order. There is no minimum requirement on order types of poultry, but for chickens you must order at least 3 at a time. Quails are sold by the pound. Usually, 3-4 whole quails. I only process male quails when available. 


 ✔   Four harvests per year will begin in March and conclude in mid November. First harvest of the year takes place during the Spring (late March -Mid April). Second harvest in late June-early July. Fall harvest in late September and the last one takes place in mid November.    

✔  Pay non -refundable $36 deposit  We accept cash, Venmo, and  Zelle only.

✔  You are more than welcome to request an appointment to visit our farm operation, meet  your farmer, and ask any questions you may still have. At that time, you may pay  your non-refundable deposit, in cash. (A receipt will be provided for deposits paid in cash).  Please click on this link to read our policy regarding farm visits. 
✔  Your deposit amount will be subtracted from the total amount due. Balance is due in cash at time you pick up your order. 

✔  Once your birds hatch or arrive (baby chicks), we'll contact you to let you know and give you an anticipated processing and pick up date. Processing will always be on Saturday morning. Fresh chickens should be picked up on the same day of harvest or the next day, the latest. Per USDA, freshly harvested chickens must be stored in the freezer after resting for 24 hours in the refrigerator. They are good for a year (frozen).


What if you want to do it yourself? 
Many people have come to my farm interested in purchasing birds that they can take back home and harvest themselves. This is quite common and doable. We have cockerels and young roosters all year round. Cost is $5.50/per live weight for any bird purchased for the table. These will be birds that we don't select for our breeding program. We don't take any free birds from anywhere. All of our roosters are hatched here and handled daily by our family members.


Prices are as follows:

  • Whole dressed chickens: $6/lb
  • Duck (Pekin or other domestic duck) : $ 8.99/lb 
  • Whole dressed quail: $15/lb (about 4-5 whole quail; no innards included) 
  • Live birds (cockerels/young roosters, broiler: $5.50/live weight.
  • Live duck: $7.50/lb of live weight


  


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I will then contact you to go over your order and take your deposit by cash (Zelle and Venmo are welcome) We value and take your privacy very seriously. The information you share with us stay with us for the sole purpose of serving you with excellence.