Monday, August 6, 2012

Solomon, our lovely rooster gazes over his flock. He is a good tempered bird unlike many mature roosters who become evil and dangerous.

Tom's pasture chicken houses

We are pasturing our meat chickens in a new enclosure this summer and so far it is working well. The electric poultry netting hopefully deters predators like skunks, coons and foxes. The birds are fed their organic grain and are free to roam about eating insects and grass. When the patch gets bare, we move  the fence and they are back in fresh clover again.  After about three months, they should weight between six and eight pounds and are ready for the freezer. Completely organic. No GMO.s. No antibiotics. No medicated feed. Tastiest chicken ever.

Summer grazing in the sheep pastures