We are now taking pre-orders for 2018 chicken!
Since our chickens are raised on grassy pastures, we only have them available in the summer. The best way to guarantee that you get some of our delicious, non-GMO fed, chickens is to pre-order. We raise them in small groups of between 50 & 75 birds each, only 3 times each year. Pre-orders for chickens do not require a deposit – we will call you when they are processed and you can let us know then if you want them in your freezer or will pass them on to farmers market customers.
We will have Cornish Crosses available the end of June, middle of July, and middle of August. These are a standard broiler breed that should take about 9 weeks to raise on pasture. They are also fed a feed mix that doesn’t contain soy or corn. Please know, that even though the Cornish Cross is a breed that commercial poultry producers often raise, our chickens are not raised the same as commercial poultry. They always have access to fresh air, green grass, and plenty of bugs to eat. They will be 5-7 pounds each.
In 2018, we are also raising a Ranger chicken for the first time. We will have a very limited quantity of these available mid-July. They have been bred for excellent foraging on pasture, while still having good meat characteristics. They will be supplemented with a feed mix that doesn’t contain soy or corn and will take closer to 11 weeks to raise on pasture. They should be 4-6 pounds each when finished.
*Note – if you have emailed me directly to reserve chickens or have spoken with me at the farmers market, you are on the list already and do not need to complete the pre-order form*