Batch A was a wonderful success, thank you everyone!
Batch B will be processed about the week of July 21
Batch C is our largest batch of the year and will be processed the first week of October
We have plenty available for reservation
Get on the list for batch B or C soon.
To be picked up at: 7650 Plattville Road, Yorkville, Illinois 60560, United States
In case we lose chickens to predators or sickness that have deposits on them, we will refund the deposit and let you know as soon as possible so you can find other chickens for your needs.
Concern: At fixed price, I don't want to have last pick of chickens which may be smaller or for some reason last-picks. Answer: We process more chickens than reserved and we have a steady customer who wants the remainder after the other reservations have had a chance to pick chickens on processing day.
Our 2018 meat chickens were a cornish cross breed chicken that arrive at our farm via usps mail on day 1. In 2019 we are going with another breed, probably Red Ranger or some other more natural style of chicken that takes a few more weeks to grow properly.
After 3 weeks in summer weather, and 4 weeks in cooler weather they are old enough to live outside in one of our chicken tractors.
They roam freely inside the chicken tractor all day and huddle up together to sleep at night. They have a tarp to protect from too much direct / hot sun and a breeze of fresh air all around. They spend the day pecking and scratching and eating the bugs, weeds and grass. We move their tractor 3 times a day to keep them on fresh pasture as much as possible.
They have a grain supplement to eat also. More detailed description of our grain feed is found under the turkey description, just to say it is an on-farm ground mix specifically adjusted for the meat chickens and tweaked some for the age of the birds.
There are no antibiotics, GMO feeds or anything unnatural in their diet. The fields they roam are not sprayed with anything.
In addition to all the good feed they get already, items in our market garden do not always get eaten up by people and the chickens just love the left over salad greens and kale we bring to them.