PASTURE-RAISED EGGS AND MEAT
Farm Fresh Cluckery
$5/lb ~ $22+ whole bird
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I understand why Justin Rhodes refers to these Cornish Cross chickens as C-Monsters--they get gigantic FAST! Through all the research we did on the best breed of meat bird, nothing beats the feed-to-meat conversion rate of a Cornish Cross. This is the same chicken you buy at the grocery store, all neatly packaged for you. These chicks are babied for their entire short life. They spend the first 3 weeks in a temperature-controlled brooder. Once they have feathered out, they are moved to their roomy new home in a mobile chicken tractor. Every day, they are moved to a fresh patch of grass. They are given fresh water daily, and are fed a non-GMO, corn-free, soy-free, non-medicated feed from a local source, Tony's Feed and Seed, in Muenster, TX. This feed contains 22% crude protein. Similar to our layer feed, it, too, contains The Fertrell Company's Poultry Nutribalancer, a complete vitamin and mineral supplement.
Eggs as God intended! Farm fresh butt nuggets, gathered daily, usually by the kiddos! Our chickens are free to roam on about an acre, running around, doing their chicken-thang--foraging for bugs and scratching in the grass, roosting in the trees when they don't feel like being in their coop.... In addition to their all-you-can-eat buffet of bugs and grass, they are also fed a soy-free, corn-free, non-medicated, non-GMO feed from Tony's Seed and Feed, in Muenster, Texas. This is a pelleted feed that contains 18% crude protein (higher than your average big box farm retailer's layer feed), as well as grit, and The Fertrell Company's Poultry Nutribalancer, a complete vitamin and mineral supplement used by Joel Salatin and many other sustainable and regenerative farmers. You have to taste and see the difference to believe it! Clear egg whites, almost-orange yolks, strong shells, from happy chickens!
While we do not have--and will likely not pursue--any certifications, one look at where our chickens play, and you will see very quickly that our standards far exceed the minimum standards set forth by various certification agencies. Pursuing certification--and the associated cost and hassle--would raise the cost of our farm fresh eggs. Why in the world would we want to do that??
Raised on pasture, similar to how we raise our chickens. Turkeys are raised for their first 8 weeks in a temperature-controlled brooder, and fed a high-protein organic game bird starter feed. After they have feathered out, they are moved onto pasture. They are fed the same high protein feed that all the other poultry eat, but they primarily forage for bugs and seeds. They are rotated at least weekly. They have access to a shaded perch/mobile pen, but they prefer to perch and sleep on top of the pen/perch, or in neighboring trees.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2022!
What could be better than delicious, juicy, tender, pasture-raised, farm-fresh chicken? How about 6 months' worth of this delicious, good-for-you-and-the-planet chicken? At a reduced rate, no less?!
Chickens bought individually cost $5/lb, for an average cost of $22 and up per chicken (average weight is between 4.5 and 5 lbs). But, what if you could get a locked-in rate of $130, for a whole chicken-season? That is less than $22/chicken, or an average of around $4.60 per pound.
Our average weight on processing day last year was 4.7 lbs--in fact, we had many chickens in the 5-6 lb range for a few months, and a couple chickens top out at 7-8 lbs! That means you will get around 30 pounds of meat during your 6 month membership At $5/lb, that comes out to a cost of $150 AND UP. Signing up for a chicken membership, as goofy as it sounds, saves you $20 or more, which is anything but goofy!
MIXED-BREED ROOSTERS ~ $5/EACH
3 YEAR OLD LAYING HENS ~ $10/EACH
THESE HENS (CHICKENS THAT ARE LAYING EGGS) ARE PAST THEIR "PRIME", WHICH MEANS THEY ARE NO LONGER LAYING EVERY DAY, BUT STILL LAY SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK. PERFECT FOR NEW CHICKEN OWNERS, AND THOSE JUST LOOKING FOR A FEW EGGS A WEEK (PER CHICKEN) TO FEED THEIR FAMILY.
MIXED-BREED CHICKS ~ $5
UNSEXED. LESS THAN 1 WEEK OLD
PRICE GOES UP $1 PER WEEK FOR PULLETS (NOT-YET-LAYING FEMALES).
COCKERELS (MALES LESS THAN 4 MONTHS OLD) $5, REGARDLESS OF AGE
Hatched by "One Chick Leads to Another", a subsidiary of 7 Arrow Ranch!