Fresh, pastured, organically-fed whole chickens are now available! Stop by the farm, or ask about local delivery. (Available in Morrisville, Hyde Park and Stowe)
Do you have concerns about factory farming? Are you looking for meat that you can feel good about feeding yourself and your family? If so, consider trying our pasture raised, organically fed chickens!
Our birds arrive on the farm at just one or two days old. They spend their first few weeks of life in a cozy brooder growing and feathering out to prepare for life outside.
At three to four weeks old they are moved outdoors on our lush green pastures. Electric fencing protects them from predators while their open-air shelters are moved daily to a fresh patch of grass and bugs. Conventionally raised poultry are vulnerable to a whole host of problems due to living out their lives in crowded, dusty barns eating nothing but grain. Antibiotics and other drugs are the conventional solutions.
Our birds are out in the fresh air, eating fresh foods and allowed to express their true nature by scratching, pecking and dust bathing. It's a joy to watch these birds dash after crickets, flies and dandelions and other favorite treats! We never use antibiotics or hormones, and never need to!
Around eight weeks old, the birds destined for whole chicken sales are processed humanely right on the farm. Those packaged as parts are taken to the USDA processing facility at Maple Wind Farm in Richmond, VT. You can buy our chicken at the Morrisville Farmers Market, (Saturdays, 9-1, May - October), pick up on the farm, or join our chicken CSA for fresh chicken pick ups or delivery (at a reduced price!) throughout the summer.