+ Our Cornish-cross broilers arrive on our farm as 2-day old chicks from our local hatchery. For 3 weeks they live in our open brooders that let in sun and allow several square feet of space per bird. Brooders are cleaned and prepped between each batch.
+ Bird are then moved into “prairie schooners” which we pull to a new area of fresh pasture daily so chickens can move away from their droppings and eat fresh grass and bugs.
+ Our broilers are supplemented with GMO-free feed that is milled on our farm less than 24 hours before.
+ Our broilers only have 1 bad day. They’re processed on our farm in our WSDA licensed processing facility in batches of 20 so that we can ensure each chicken is processed in the most humane, quick and painless way.
+Once every year, several hundred laying hens arrive on our farm as 2-day old chicks from our local hatchery.
+ The chicks are raised in open brooders for 4-5 months until they start laying eggs. After they’re a few weeks old, the pullets begin training on electric fence and are given access to a large area of pasture that connects to their brooder.
+ Once they start laying eggs, the pullets are moved into our giant hen house where they have access to 4 large paddocks of pasture surrounding their hen house that we move them into with electric fence (to keep them close to their pen and 4-legged predators out) every 2-3 weeks. This allows the chickens to move away from their droppings and have fresh grass and bugs to devour.
+ Our laying hens are supplemented with fresh, GMO-free and soy-free feed that was custom milled on our farm less than 24 hours before.
+ In early March, we buy local weaned piglets from small farms.
+ Our piglets are kept in a covered piglet house with straw to keep warm in and a single strand of electric fence along the edge of one side of their area to train them on. As they grow, additional bedding (wood chips) is spread in their area to keep them clean and healthy.
+ When they're big and strong enough to thrive in our woods, they're moved into a giant fenced paddock in our forest 1-2x a month. That's where our pigs really get to be pigs and use their incredible snouts that are meant to DIG.
+Our pigs spend their days rooting around looking for foliage, roots and grubs to consume. They're allowed to roam freely, sleep in the shade, make their own mud pit for hot summer days, and keep our forest floor clean and managed. This makes for stress-free, and the most incredibly flavorful and nutritious pork ever.
+They're supplemented with fresh, GMO-free and soy-free feed that was custom milled on our farm less than 24 hours before.