How do we place our chicken order?

1. Choose when you want to receive your chicken. We do 2 butcher dates per year, spring and fall. You can order in both if you want delicious chicken year around without taking up too much freezer space.

2. Select the chicken product for the correct time of year (Spring or Fall) and insert your quantity. 

3. Choose if you would prefer to put down a 50% deposit now or pay in full.

4. Checkout and check your email in the next 48 hours for instructions for pickup/delivery day!

Are your chickens certified organic or non-GMO?

The feed we use is local, premium quality feed. It is not 'certified' organic or non-gmo. We work directly with the local feed mill and are confident in the superior quality, even without the certifications.

Do you feed your chickens corn or soy?

Our feed does have corn and soy in it. We understand how this could be a concern for families that avoid these foods. In full transparency, we are a soy free family as well! We have done a lot of research and tested different corn and soy free feeds with our birds in the past. Without getting too technical, we believe in order to have protein ratios where they are needed for healthy birds without corn or soy, peas are needed. In our experience the chickens eat everything but the peas in the feed, leaving them without the protein that is critical to their growth and health. We also learned that peas are really hard on a chicken's digestive system. Therefore, we have opted for a premium feed from a local mill that is passionate about high-quality sources and ingredients.  

What does 'rotationally graze' mean?

This means we move our animals around the pasture frequently and only give them access to a select area of the pasture at one time using temporary electric fencing. In the winter we move our chickens every 3 days and in the summer we move our chickens daily! There are so many benefits to this constant movement, but here are a few highlights:

1. It reduces sickness and parasite pressure in our animals because they aren't laying around and foraging on the ground they have been pooping on. They have fresh pasture frequently. And by the time they come back to the same piece of pasture the parasites have been killed by sunlight.

2. It allows our pasture to not be overgrazed and plenty of time for rest between uses to improve the health of our soil, pastures and ultimately animals. Our ultimate goal is that every piece of grass has one bite from it and then we move them. This allows the plant to stay around 4 inches tall and absorb more of the sun's energy and store more water in the plant. As this cycle continues it increases our stocking rate overtime as well!

3. It increases the organic matter and microbes in our soil. We could do a whole science lesson on this but restoring organic matter and a healthy ecosystem is vital to the health of our animals and ourselves! Increasing the organic matter also helps with drainage and water retention on our pastures. 

Overall it allows us to work with nature's perfect system to increase the health of our land while also increasing the health of our animals!