Commercial egg producers confine chickens to small cages stacked high in warehouses. The chickens do not have any room to move making their entire existence being eating and laying eggs.
An example of a large egg production facility is a foreign-owned factory in New Jersey that has over 1 million hens lined up in rows of small cages stacked 10 high. Residents of the area complain of the stench and fly problems due to the environmental pollution. They have even gone so far as to take the owner to court because of not only the environmental problems but the inhumane treatment of the animals as well. During one court appearance, evidence against the facility included the fact that live hens were found discarded in a trash can. The defense attorney for this facility asserted that �they could legally treat hens like manure.�
All of our poultry spends the first few weeks of their lives in our brooder and depending on breed and the weather than go out on the pasture to free range for bugs and insects like nature intended. Poultry will eat grass but we have found that they love clove, so we plant accordingly to encourage our chickens, turkeys, and ducks to eat more from nature and less grain.
Click here for our order form and pricing!
Our hens move freely through the
pastures during the day, returning on their own to the hen house at night
for their protection from predators. Usually, our hens produce eggs for
two years. Caged hens die after several months at laying due to stress
Our average chicken is roughly 4 pounds, however then can range from 3.5 to 5.5 pounds. When ordering, please write in the NOTES section on the order form your size preference. We do not charge to remove the skin and charge one dollar to cut your chicken up. We can not raise our chickens on pasture after October as they can not handle the cold nights which means we can only offer frozen chickens from November thru April.
Please stop by and try a dozen of our farm fresh eggs. You won�t be disappointed and you WON�T continue buying commercially produced eggs!
We raise two type of duck: Muscovey (the black and white duck in the photo below) and Peking (the white ducks photo below).
The Peking duck is a smaller bird and is used by most traditional Chinese restaurants. The Muscovey is a lower fat larger duck with more breast meat. Over 80% of duck eaten in the US is Muscovey.
Like our chickens, our turkeys are the traditional large breasted white turkeys. For Thanksgiving we offer the turkeys fresh however for Christmas they will be frozen.