Here on my family’s ca. 1760 salt water farm on the Bagaduce River, we raise Heritage-breed poultry for meat and eggs using the best regenerative, sustainable, traditional organic practices of pre-WWII agriculture on 26 acres.
- For over a century our lush pastures rested, never tilled or planted. The deep rich topsoil supports a diversity of flora and fauna, oft washed with micro-nutrient dense prevailing salt-air breezes, or blanketed in thick morning fog. Our flocks thrive in this panoply of grazing choices before them.
- The Silver King hybrid chickens we raise have a deep old-fashioned flavor compared to the ubiquitous Perdue-style industrial birds bred by the millions to sit down and eat continuously. Our birds live the life they deserve; they give back in the quality of their meat. The difference is delicious!
- Once fully feathered they graduate into paddocks of deep pasture and spacious open-ended 7ft x 10ft x 7ft-tall hoop houses in intimate 25-bird flocks allowing us to take a more thoughtful and individualized approach as they grow. Here they express their instinctive behaviors: foraging, bug-chasing, scratching, pecking, worm-pulling, roosting, feather-dusting, hopping, flying, and more!
- Due to increasing concern over the wide-spread use of glyphosate in “Non-GMO” livestock feed, we source only Certified Organic grain from Green Mountain Feeds in Vermont.
- In addition to their supplemental grain ration we add sea weed from our shore on the Bagaduce River, herbs and garden vegetable trimmings, plus the occasional cooked lobster and crab shells for entertainment.