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Pasture Raised Chicken

 

Laying Hens

Our laying chickens are raised on our farm from the time they are two-day-old chicks without medications or antibiotics. Our chickens are raised on our pastures incorporated into our holistic farm Intensive Grazing program. Here they are able to feed on fresh grass and insects.

Rob has designed and built portable laying houses for the chickens that we move throughout our pastures. For the winter months, he built a specially designed portable greenhouse structure that can be moved along with the laying houses. This portable greenhouse provides exceptional warmth during the day, shelter from the winter elements and a place to feed the chickens our own pasture hay bales when there is no fresh grass available in the winter. All our chickens are also supplemented with locally milled non-GMO feed, fresh greens, vegetables and herbs from our gardens and greenhouses.

Our laying hens are not just “free range”, “cage free”, “fresh farm eggs” and definitely not “vegetarian only fed” like many of the store bought egg cartons claim. Our chickens are truly pasture raised in nature! Local pasture raised eggs produced properly on a small scale surpass almost any store bought egg you can find in richness, yolk color, and taste. Forrest Green Farm’s chickens are truly pasture raised with their shelter, food and water moved along with them.  This allows the chickens to be out in the open gaining the benefits of the sun and what nature has to offer them. This is where our eggs get their rich nutrients from. Many studies have shown that pasture raised chicken eggs are higher in vitamin E, beta-carotene, Omega 3’s, and lower in cholesterol than the standard USDA factory farmed chicken eggs.

To learn more about our pasture raised chicken read our blog post “An Appreciation For Pasture Raised Eggs & The Best Way To Peel Farm Fresh Hard Boiled Eggs

Chickens

   

Pasture Broiler Chickens 

Our chickens are raised here on our farm from the time they are two-day-old chicks without medications or antibiotics. Our chickens are raised in the pasture using a rotational grazing program. Here they are able to feed on fresh grass and insects.  

Here at Forrest Green Farm we raise pastured broilers during the spring, summer, and fall. Our broilers are raised in portable huts and moved to a new patch of pasture grass each day. This is why our chickens have such a rich full flavor. These chickens are raised until the desired size and processed here on our farm. They can be picked up freshly cleaned and frozen in a flavor protecting shrink-wrapped package. Our whole pasture raised & nourished chickens are $4.25 per lb. 

All aerial photos by Marc Langelier, www.halaszreporting.com
All aerial photos by Marc Langelier, www.halaszreporting.com