Our colorful flock is the heart of our farm. We love our birds, and our chickens get to express all their natural behaviors like running, scratching, eating bugs, and dust-bathing. We keep a few well-mannered roosters around as well - these guys protect the hens from hawks, break up fights, and flirt with the hens.
All of our layers are on full-time pasture 365 days a year (we even shovel a paths we have a snowstorm). Their natural foraging is supplemented with locally sourced, custom formulated, non-GMO feed.
Our flock is handled extensively from the day they are born, so most of our birds are calm and friendly (with the exception of a few legit crazy blue Leghorns).
We grow and process a limited number of broilers each season. These chickens, called Colorado Golds, are specifically bred for both enhanced flavor and health of the bird.
Humane treatment is our highest priority. Here's how we ensure ethically raised meat:
Our chicks are sourced from a local hatchery.
The chickens are true-free range with plenty of room to roam, and have outdoor access starting around 4 weeks.
Birds are slower growth and take about 12 weeks to reach processing weight (vs. standard Cornish Cross, which process at about 6 weeks).
Birds are processed on-farm, eliminating transport stress and greatly enhancing meat quality.
Our eggs are available for delivery in the North Fork Valley, and at the following locations: