It’s time to process another batch of our pasture-raised Cornish Cross chickens. This batch looks great and will provide nutrient packed meals for our family as well as our customers’ families. They’re moved to a new batch of fresh grass each day where they get to eat bugs, forage on clover and other grasses, and enjoy premium non-GMO feed. They live a fantastic life here on the farm and it shows in the results.
Today we welcomed 25 turkeys to the farm. They’ll spend the next four months with us in their deluxe accommodations where they’ll have access to the great outdoors and the pristine views of our pasture. They’ll eat gourmet meals consisting of bugs and insects as well as premium non-GMO feed.
If you are interested in any of these turkeys, they’ll be looking for new homes just before Thanksgiving.
The Peking ducks are growing quickly. A lot quicker than I expected, actually. Overall they seem similar to raising chickens at this point. They’re still scared of everything and they all huddle up together.
One of our turkeys was being picked on and just like with chickens, it never ends well if you allow the other birds to continue picking on the victim. This hen was getting pecked in the head and ended up with an open wound.ead more
The Thanksgiving turkeys have roughly two months left before they’re ready.
We had a great crop of clover this year as part of our pasture mix. The turkeys enjoy snacking on the native grasses and enjoying their GMO-free feed mix.
The turkey poults have moved to their new home and are now enjoying their diet of bugs and insects while living on chemical-free pasture. They’ll enjoy the sunshine in their mobile coop while they develop into juicy, delicious Thanksgiving meals.
Our New Zealand baby bunnies have gotten bigger and aren’t quite babies any longer. They’re enjoying their life out on pasture in our modified chicken tractor. The grass is nice and tall and they have a proper all-you-can-eat buffet of chemical-free pasture.
Do the chickens drive the tractor?
That’s just one of the questions that we’ve been asked about our “chicken tractors” that led us to write this post and describe them a bit more. Continue reading “What’s a chicken tractor?”
It’s nearly Thanksgiving and the turkeys are huge!
Take a look at the tom in this picture. I’m not sure what he’s going to weigh once he’s processed, but he looks huge to me. Hopefully it’s not just all feathers.