WE CARE - Animal care is very important to us. Not only does high care mean a higher quality product; it also means that we are proud of what we do.
SMALL FLOCK SIZE - We do raise our own chicken; we also work with local farmers who are like us. Small flock sizes ensure that we can provide high care and we can be confident that all of our animals are humanely raised.
AUTHENTICALLY LOCAL - Our chickens are hatched, raised, fed, processed and packaged in Ontario by our family & friends.
LOCAL MEANS QUALITY - Raising the product ourselves and sourcing some product through local farmers maintains a short supply chain. This short supply chain guarantees high quality meat that is sold at a fair price.
PROPER HEALTH CARE - Proper health care is given to maximize the health of our animals resulting in a pure, safe and healthy product.
TREATMENT WHEN SICK - Antibiotics are given only when necessary to treat a sick animal. We believe this is the right thing to do. The animal lives through the withdrawal period to ensure there are no antibiotics in the meat and is sold off the farm.
FRESH AIR YEAR ROUND - Allowing fresh air year round has helped to reduce lung associated distress such as instances of pneumonia. Prolonged exposure to indoor venting systems with all of those big bodies can cause strain on their lungs.
NO HORMONES, EVER - Our chickens are raised without the use of growth promoting hormones or hormone implants. Implants make the chicken larger, tougher and results in a decrease in flavour.
PROCESSING - Our animals are processed with the same dignity and respect with which they are raised. Our animals are always processed in the presence of a government inspector, and by using the procedures set out by the government for the humane treatment of animals.
DIET - Our animals are pasture raised on a diet that consists primarily of hay and grasses. We do supplement their diet with a mix of non-gmo grass based grains; which helps ensure the animal is raised healthy. Our animals eat an all vegetable diet and are never fed any animal by-products.
We feed our animals as closely as we can to what nature intended.