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Chicken

The chickens we raise for meat are the double breasted broiler called "Cornish Cross". They are raised out on our fresh pastures in bottomless pens until they are about 8 weeks old. We feed them a custom mix of non-GMO feed and organic mineral supplements to insure that you get the healthiest bird possible. They get lost of fresh country air, sunshine, and green grass.

The chickens and turkeys are sold on a pre-order basis. After our normal season (April-October), chickens are also sold here at the farm 'as available' throughout the year. We have chicken all year round, but only a few times a season will they be FRESH, not frozen.

Would you like your chicken cut up into parts? If you order before the chickens are frozen, we will gladly cut up your chicken into 6 parts (plus back and giblets) for only $2.50 per bird. In addition to the chicken back, you would get 6 pieces of meat: 2 boneless/skinless breasts, 2 wings, and 2 leg quarters.

Have you discovered the benefits of broth? We have broth bags! Each bag contains 2 chicken backs and 2 chicken feet.

We offer a special "Butcher-day only" price on the chickens when picked up at the FARM.

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to factory farmed foods, look no further!  Come meet YOUR FARMER and see how YOUR FOOD is raised!

Click HERE to order your chickens today!

Pick-up day at the Farm
13700 Athens Road.  Conway, MO
from 3 to 7 PM
$3.95/lb

Delivered Fresh to
Farmers' Market of the Ozarks
from 8 AM to 1 PM
$4.35/lb

          FRESH WHOLE CHICKEN
          The processed chickens will weigh between 4.0# to 6.0#

          Order chicken breasts and leg quarters in the Chicken Notes. Please include date.

   Thursday April 28, 2016    Saturday April 30, 2016
   Thursday May 19, 2016    Saturday May 21, 2016
   Thursday June 16, 2016  SOLD OUT    Saturday June 18, 2016  SOLD OUT
   Thursday September 15, 2016    Saturday September 17, 2016
   Thursday October 6, 2016    Saturday October 8, 2016
   Thursday October 27, 2016    Saturday October 29, 2016

Chicken Prices

 

Butcher day price
at the farm

Delivered
FRESH or FROZEN

Notes:

  1) CHICKEN, whole

$3.95/lb

$4.35/lb pre-ordered

April thru late October

  2) CHICKEN, cut-up add $2.50 per bird we will cut your chicken cut into 6 parts
(boneless breasts, wings, & leg quarters, backs, giblets)
  3) CHICKEN LIVER

$2.50/pkg

AS AVAILABLE - 1/2 pound packages
  4) CHICKEN BREAST $12.50/lb 1.2-1.75# (1 package will feed 5-6 of us)
  5) LEG QUARTERS $4.45/lb $4.95/lb 2 per package ~1.5# per pkg.

  6) CHICKEN WINGS

$4.55/lb

usually 6 wings per pack

  7) Chicken broth bag

$2.95/lb

includes 2 chicken backs and 2 chicken feet

  8) Chicken feet

$2.95/lb

small bags of clean chicken feet

Please go to our Order Meats page to order your chickens today!

 

Here's a picture of us with our dear friends on a 2014 butcher day.
A picture of us with some good friends on a 2014 butcher day.
Bechards are in the front.
 

Our chickens are raised in bottomless pens which are moved daily to fresh grass.  The pens protect the chickens from predators and inclement weather while still allowing the birds access to fresh grass and bugs.  We only keep a few birds per pen and they get lots of fresh country air and sunshine.

 


all our chickens are raised out on our chemical-free pastures and fed non-GMO feed
 

Here are some of our Cornish Cross chickens growing out on pasture.  These birds are nearly done growing.  The chicks are raised on our farm from hatch day until butcher day.

 

 

Factory farmed chickens (even organic) are raised in confinement houses in which there
are thousands of birds per building. They don't get fresh air or fresh grass. They don't see the light of day. They barely have room to move around. These birds breathe fecal dust and ammonia fumes into their lungs. Is that the
kind of meat we want to feed our families?

 


Why do we keep our chickens in field pens?

Do you wonder why we keep our chickens in field pens?  Take a look at these opossums.  Don't they look mean ?!?!?  Well, they are!

As important as it is to keep our chickens healthy, it is every bit as important to keep them alive!  These are one of the predators we need to protect our chickens from.

Before we had field pens, in only 2 nights, these possums killed 75 chickens!

Now for the humorous side of this story....after their 75 course meal, these possums crawled under house.  Armand crawled under the house after them and shot them dead.

By the next morning when he pulled them out from under the house, rigormortis had set in.  These dead possums were so stiff we could stand them up, making them look as if they were alive!  We had fun taking this picture!



Air predators are a another type of predator that attack our chickens.  Hawks and owls swoop down and grab up a chicken and fly away with it.  Too many times we have found an owl or hawk on the road munching on one of our chickens.

This owl actually found his way into one of our field pens! 
Thankfully, there were no chickens in the pen at the time.

The owl was set free.

As you can see, protecting the chickens is a full time job.
We want to care for them and keep them alive and still allow
them full access to fresh green pasture.
That is why we keep our chickens in field pens.


 


 

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