Winter-Spring Local Pasture-raised Chicken Share
– $259 –
We offer both a Summer-Fall and Winter-Spring Pasture-raised Chicken Farm Share. The Chicken Share is distributed monthly. Chickens this Winter-Spring are coming from our partners at Open Book Farm and J & L Green Farm.
Two dressed, whole, frozen, local, pasture-raised chickens distributed monthly (first week of the month – 5 monthly pickups). Average of 4 lbs per chicken.
How our Meat Chickens are raised:
Chicks are started in brooders for 2-4 weeks, when they are sensitive and need to be kept warm (90 degrees for the first few days!), and then moved out to pasture for the remainder of their 8-9 weeks. Chickens have shelter under “chicken tractors” and are moved to a fresh patch of grass every day. This means they eat lots of forage, greens and bugs in addition to the grain we feed. This gives the meat a tender texture and richer taste.
Moving the chickens daily in this manner has other benefits as well:
- Moving the chickens to fresh ground every day eliminates odors traditionally associated with chicken farming. It improves the land.
- We do not feed antibiotics to our chickens because they are constantly moved to fresh, clean grass, eliminating pathogen buildup and growing healthier birds. Most, if not all, of the chicken available in a grocery store has been fed feed laced with antibiotics because of unsanitary farming conditions. We think feeding antibiotics to chickens is gross–why not just grow healthy birds.
We are very proud of this chicken, we think they are the best-tasting chickens you can buy.