POULTRY

POULTRY

We raise slow growing meat chickens from day old chicks brought from Windout Farm, a local, family run, organic farm. Initially we keep our chicks in a large brooder where the chicks snuggle under heat, which is comparable to being under the warmth of their mother hen. They stay in the brooder for the first 4 weeks. Once big enough to venture outside, they are moved onto our pasture, where they roam freely and forage for grass, seeds, worms and insects. The space to roam freely means that they become healthy and strong birds. They are also supplemented with an organic mixed grain in addition to what they forage. The breed itself and the way we rear them ensures that they grow slowly. As a result, they produce a delicate yet muscular meat that is full of exceptional flavour. At night, the chicks/chickens shelter in large mobile houses. These houses are moved regularly to ensure the chicks are always on green lush pasture. We slaughter our chickens between 12 and 14 weeks.