• What breed of chickens do you raise?
    • Our meat birds are the Cornish Cross breed of chicken for their quick grow out time, foraging abilities, tender white meat, and large breast size.
    • Our egg laying hens are Red Sexlinks ( a cross between a Rhode Island Red rooster and Sexlink hen ) for their pasture hardiness, aggressive foraging, small frame, and high laying production.

 

  • What do I do with chicken feet?
    • Add chicken feet to your stockpot and end up with an amazingly gelatinous chicken stock! 

 

  • Why do some eggs have 2 yolks?
    • A double-yolked egg occurs when two egg yolks are released into a hen’s oviduct too close together and end up encased within the same shell.  Generally about an hour after an egg is laid, the next yolk is released, but due to hormonal change/imbalance, an overstimulated ovary sometimes misfires and releases the yolk too early.  The shell forms around both yolks and results in a single egg.

 

  • What is a “Broth Bird”? – Bone Broth Birds are our 2 year old laying hens that have gone through their second molt and dropped below profitable egg production. These birds are full of flavor, nutrient dense, and wonderful for use in broths, and pulled meat for things such as chicken salad. They must be cooked low and slow as their meat is tougher due to their age.

 

  • Where do you get your chicks? – We mail order one day old chicks from Bob’s Biddies in Georgia. The chicks are shipped via ground in ventilated cardboard boxes to our local post office. We are notified as soon as the chicks arrive and immediately bring them back to our farm brooder where they have plenty of clean water, freshly milled grain, and warmth from heat lamps.

 

  • What do you feed your chickens? – Our poultry enjoy high quality Non-GMO project verified grain and year-round fresh grass on pasture. We currently offer two meat birds: a completely soy-free, non-GMO bird and a straight non-GMO bird. This allows for price diversity and meets the needs expressed by our customers for a soy-free option and a slightly less expensive option. All of the birds are raised on fresh pasture and butchered humanely.

 

  • Why do you some customers prefer the Soy-Free bird? 
    • Soy is in almost everything at the grocery store. Americans eat more soy than the traditional soy consuming cultures. Some of our customers have a soy allergy, others avoid soy as a preference based on their individual research.