Botany Bay Whole Chicken approximately 3.5-4.0lbs
White Cornish Cross chickens, reared on fresh pasture using our unique rotational grazing system. 100% SOY-FREE and GMO-FREE feed, freshly milled and mixed on the farm. Antibiotic and hormone-free.
As soon as their chicks are strong enough to live outdoors they spend their lives exclusively on grass, enjoying the sunshine and scratching for bugs within the protection of their mobile outdoor pens. We move our birds to fresh pasture daily. This mirrors the chicken's natural desire to roam, and also provides them with a natural and plentiful diet of bugs and fresh grasses on which to graze. This regular rotation to new pasture keeps our birds both healthy and happy by giving them fresh, clean pasture to enjoy and a large selection of bugs and worms to eat. The end result of this process is superior meat, both in taste and nutrition.
What year were you established: 2011
Specific Breed of Animal?: Cornish Cross Meat Chickens, Blue Butt Hogs (Mostly York/Hampshire Cross), Black Angus Beef Cattle
Organic(certified or organic practices)?:We are not certified organic but we use beyond organic practices. We do not use any chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or antibiotics or pharmaceuticals. We focus on natural health for our soils and animals not artificial fixes and chemical crutches.
100% Grass-Fed?: 100% Grass fed beef (raised on diverse pasture mix with hay during winter), Chicken raised on pasture moved daily (4 to 8 weeks old), Hogs raised in multi-species forest)
Where does your feed come from?:We grind our own feed and source most of ingredients directly from local farmers. This allows us to have better control over the quality and freshness of the feed and build stronger ties in the local food economy.
Non-GMO?: Yes. We do not use any GMO ingredients. We do this by not using high risk ingredients like soy and canola and only use organic/transition corn.
Soy Free?: Yes. All our feed & products are soy free.
Antibiotics used?: N/A
If yes, how long do the animals with antibiotics used stay out of the milking process or quarantined from the other part of the herd?: We do not use antibiotics in raising our poultry, pork or beef. On rare occasions we will use antibiotics on sick or injured beef which are then separated and not sold.
What type of things do you do to create a low-stress environment for your animals?: Stress is primarily caused by having high animal density, unsanitary conditions or mishandling of animals. We pasture our animals and always give them liberal space. With fresh air and fresh pasture to eat and sleep on our animals have no issues with stress or sanitation. We practice low-stress handling and moving techniques that work with our animals natural tendencies.
Any type of technology used that differs from a normal farm?: Our animals constantly move to fresh fields, forests or pastures. All our equipment is on wheels or skids and is portable. We are not stuck in one place with concrete yards like most farms. This is better for our animals' health as well as our soil. We don't have disease build up or bare areas around the animals housing, feeders or waters.
Free Range?: We are even better than free range. Free range only means access to outdoors usually from stationary housing. We pasture all our animals so that they continually moving to fresh new areas and green fields.
Anything else you can tell us about what you do specifically on your farm that makes you stand out or that you do differently?: Transparency. We believe that it's important for customers to know where their food comes from and who grew it. We offer farm tours through out the growing season so that you can come and see that we care about our animals' health and environment.