Great tasting meat results from giving the birds the ability to forage and the freedom to choose what they might like to eat. Ultimately, they know best.
To produce humane, optimum-growing, healthy poultry, the birds need to have access to pastures and roosting shelters at all times. That’s why we’re regularly moving their shelters onto fresh pasture.
Being able to forage creates a diverse diet of leafy greens / grass, insects, worms and other microorganisms found in the soil. And having continuous access to this type of vegetation significantly lifts the Vitamin A and E, carotenoids, good fats and Omega-3 fatty acids within the chickens.
Plus, by looking for alternate natural feeds and moving onto fresh pasture regularly, we significantly decrease the disease level within the flock. This means we don’t need to use medications in their food or water. In fact, we avoid medications all together and instead use natural remedies if needed with great success.
The benefits of these practices are extensive. Not only do you enjoy the health benefits of eating truly free range, grass-fed poultry, the birds mature slowly and live the way chickens are meant to, and our soil community is nourished by the natural fertilizer the poultry produce, helping it regenerate and benefiting all that is grown in it or grazes on it.
It’s not the cheapest way to raise chickens, but there really are no shortcuts to raising healthy, happy chickens that have that old Sunday roast taste – the way they used to.