Yep, we do it the real way – we move our chickens twice a day to fresh grass and clover on our certified organic pastures!
Allergic to Soy? We got the chicken (and eggs) you are looking for!
No cut off beaks or crowding into tight pens. Our chickens use their beaks the way God designed... Look out bugs!
We do our own butchering on farm – No chlorine baths for our chickens!
None at all. Nada. In fact, everything they eat is certified organic. Compare that with other truly pastured poultry!
Why use Antibiotics when we can keep our chickens healthy by raising them on plenty of fresh grass, water, and certified organic feed?
When people ask why The Family Cow pastured chicken is "yummier" than other pastured chicken, I'm not always sure what to tell them because there are several possible reasons.
One reason is that our pasture grasses which the chickens forage daily are all certified organic. This means no exposure to herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, heavy metal toxins, antibiotics or genetically modified plants. Pure diet makes purer taste... That's a no-brainer!
Or maybe it's the soy-free factor that makes them taste better. Believe it or not, most pastured chickens, even those that are certified organic, are fed soybeans or soymeal as a staple of their diet. Soy is not a natural or healthy protein source for chickens even if it is certified organic, so we do not use it.
But if I had to choose one reason, I think the biggest difference in improved taste and purity is that we always move our chickens to new organic grass and clover 2 times per day and sometimes 3 times a day depending on the flock needs and the grass availability. This is a lot of work, but we make it easier with specially designed shelters. The supplemental feeders and waterers hang from the roof, so the entire shelter moves easily and the chickens just walk to new grass! This keeps our chickens eating the freshest, greenest, purest organic grass and clover and bugs all day long. Our photo gallery gives you a visual idea of how it all works.
So ask any potential chicken supplier these three questions. Certified organic pasture and feed?... Soy-free diet?... and how often are the shelters moved? If the growing environment is different, the chicken will simply not be the same. The cleanness & purity of a pastured chicken is directly proportional to the pureness of their environment and diet.
It's not rocket science, folks! It's called following God's plan.