Monday, May 20, 2019

Pasture Raised Chicken

Our chicken houses are finally finished. The 800 broilers are out of the brooder and happily grazing the pasture grass and eating bugs. Notice the path directly behind the houses. We move these houses daily. During that 24 hours the birds will consume any bugs in the area and eat a majority of the grass. Because chickens are not designed to live off of grass only, we also supplement with a high quality, non-GMO, locally grown feed. The grass and bugs end up being around 20-25% of the chickens total diet, but it is the most important part. The grass, bugs, and fresh air creates a chicken with more texture, flavor, omega 3, and beta carotene.