Did you know that chickens can get up to 25% of their nutrition from grass, and turkeys, even more? Our chickens and turkeys go out onto pasture at four weeks of age, and have the benefit of fresh air, sunshine, and all the grass and bugs they can eat!
PASTURED BROILER CHICKENS
Our broiler chickens are housed in mobile pens that are moved every day to fresh ground. They provide fertilizer for our pastures and dine on 100% organic, non-GMO, soy-free grain. They are raised for 9-10 weeks and processed right on the farm using our professional Featherman equipment. Our broilers are available whole, cut up, and packaged by the cut.
For 2016, we are offering our broiler chickens in three ways – the first (and preferred) is by pre-order. If you can put in your whole order for the year all at once and pay a small per-chicken deposit, we will give you a discount! You can arrange to pick them up all at once if you have the freezer space, or we can space them out over the growing season. We will also offer on-farm sales, as we have in the past. The bonus is you’ll likely get an impromptu tour while you’re here, since we love to show folks around. We will also have our chickens at our booth at the Haymarket Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 8am-2pm, and at the Archwood Green Barns farmers’ market in The Plains on Sundays from 10am-3pm.
EGGS FROM PASTURED HENS
Our hens live in a large mobile house that is moved across the pasture following the cows and horses. They scratch through the manure and eat the bug larvae, supplementing their diet and keeping our pest population in check. Their foraging is supplemented with 100% organic, non-GMO, soy-free grain. We have eggs in white, brown, and even some colored from our Ameraucana (Easter-Egger) chickens.
Every year we raise a limited number of turkeys for our customers’ holiday tables. For 2016, we will be raising Broadwhite Turkeys. (Contact us soon if you’d like one – pre-orders sell out fast) We are able to grow your bird to your requested size if you pre-order, within a pound or two. We always sell out early, so be sure to reserve your turkey as soon as possible!
Our turkeys eat organic, non-GMO, non-soy grain that has been formulated specifically for turkeys, and are housed in electric net fencing enclosures out on pasture from May through September/October when they are processed here on the farm. They are then shrink-wrapped and frozen for you to come and pick up at your convenience.
Contact Us or see our Online Store to put down your deposit and ensure you will get one of our awesome turkeys for your holiday celebration this year!