Chicken for 2018 “Trick’s Chicks”
This summer the poultry has been tended almost exclusively by the girls with a little help from the little brother. They did a great job of temperature, food and water monitoring in the brooder and have been busting their butts moving the pasture pens once in the morning and once in the afternoon for most of the summer once the chicks were ready for the outdoors. We have fed them almost exclusively a non-gmo commercially purchased feed. It’s not commonly stocked and we had to resort to a few bags of standard feed to get keep them content till our non-gmo order arrived.
We went with only the industry standard broiler this year. A White rock variety that grows like a bad weed. Very tender meat. Amazing uniformity and growth rate on these chickens. They bring to mind a balloon – truly amazing what selective breeding has turned the meat chicken into. Sold as above, whole, frozen shrink bagged – $4.75 per lb. This breed is primarily concerned with water and feed intake. Pasture provides them a fresh non- soiled place to be when they’re not eating or drinking and gives them some amusement.
Other cutting options are available if whole roasted chickens aren’t as convenient. Different processing options need to be noted before processing and can be easily emailed along with your order.
Ordering before May can assure that they will be available for you.
We use the “under 200” exemption provided by the Chicken Farmers of Ontario so the production is limited. The quota (supply management) system that exists in Ontario for poultry is curious to say the least. It’s worth a Google. Some of the stipulations of using the exemption include, no advertising, sales must occur on the property that the chickens are grown(sales at farmers markets or deliveries not allowed), chickens can only be sold directly to the consumers, not brokers or restaurants.
For 2018 we are growing standard white turkeys. If you would like one for 2019 – please let us know. We are only growing as many as we have confirmed orders for. They are pastured like the chickens and are typically much better foragers than broilers.
Standard white that get upwards of 20 lbs. Variation in weights have between 14 lb and 25 lb.
All are sold frozen, whole, shrink bagged, just like the butterballs at the grocery stores (only the packaging method is the same).
2018 – $4.75/lb.