Pastured Broilers and Stew Hens....... Updated 3/19/18
Our new batch of pastured, whole* broilers are in!
We have 3 varieties to choose from:
White Cornish Cross - like the store kind, very meaty and heavey, but way better tasting.
Striped Broilers - Like Great Grandma ate, better flavor than the Cornish, better foragers.
NEW - Robust Whites - a cross between the two above - meatier birds than the Striped, and better flavor than the Cornish.
$4.75 per lb if preordered, $5.00 after pre-orders close (April 15).
* If you prefer your birds cut-up, then preorder and you can get them any way you like.
PASTURED BROILERS - We had determined that clean, healthy chicken would be fairly easy to add to our farm, and would additionally benefit our future pastures with fertilizer. We were right! We raised two batches last summer, and all were sold before they were ready to be processed. We also experimented with our second batch, and raised several heritage broilers. This variety is hardier, slower growing and so much better tasting than the usual cornish cross broilers, they will be the predominate birds we raise in future. They do not have the huge breasts of store bought chicken, but are far more flavorful with juicy meat.
Delicious whole roasters ~ $5.00 per lb. pre-ordered/ $5.50/lb after due date - avg. 5 lbs dressed, whole, vacuum sealed, and fresh frozen.
Chicken Halves for your grill - $6.00 per lb.- limited supply.
Please NOTE:Pre-orders accepted through April 15, 2018. SAVE with preorders.
Your total amount due will depend on the final dressed weight of the birds you order. Mother Nature makes the final determination, but if you want bigger or smaller, we will attempt to accommodate you.
Due to the variables in nature and individuals, final numbers cannot be guaranteed as there can occasionally be fatalities during raising, therefore: Deposits are non-refundable, however if you must cancel your order, find another customer for your birds and we will credit their order.
Click the buttons below to see what's in stock now, or, to pre-order your poultry.
SOUP/STEW HENS - There is a winter to every life, and eventually we need to make room for our new laying hens. So, our retired laying hens serve yet another purpose as scrumptious soup/stewing hens. Slow cooked they are delicious with your veggies and favorite dumpling or biscuit recipe! And, the best chicken stock you can make!
$3.00/lb, average 3 lbs Buy 5, get the 6th FREE
Grocery Store Alternative......which would you eat?
This is commercial broiler chicken production. Stocked so densely there's barely room for an individual to stretch.
Granted these birds are bred to be so heavily muscled, and thereby meaty, they can hardly move once large enough for slaughter. There are employees whose job it is to slowly walk down each isle with buckets and pick up the deceased birds. Due to stress and health issues in such facilities, application of antibiotics is a standard practice. This has contributed to antibiotic resistance and the proliferation of such bacteria as salmonila in the very animals you eat from such farms.
~ KNOW YOUR FARMER, KNOW YOUR FOOD ~
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