Raising meat birds is a great way to feed your family more sustainably. Here are two methods for raising meat birds and their results. As small farmers, we do our best to be conscious of where all of our food comes from. We aim to get as much as we can from local neighboring farms. […]
Our meat chicken husbandry practices include organic, non-gmo, soy-free feed. All of this ensures that our family iss getting the best quality, most nutrient dense, meat possible. We started butchering with friends and we all purchases Cornish Cross birds together. This is a good breed for us since they are ready to butcher in just […]
We are all about raising our own food. Be it produce or meat, we firmly believe this is the best way that we can ensure that we feed our family the highest quality food possible. We have raised both chickens and turkeys for meat for our family……..
Raising free range Cornish Cross or Cornish X chickens, can it be done? The first time I helped process Cornish X meat birds I didn’t eat chicken again for 2 weeks. Not because of the death, plucking or gutting but how they looked and lived in their life. My friend raised them in her backyard […]
Last year we raised 15 Cornish Cross meat chickens. I’ll admit, butchering day was tough, but those were the best tasted, totally organic chickens I’ve ever eaten. So this year we decided to up how many we raised. Then Mom asked me to raise a few for them. So this year we’re raising 40 Red […]
Buying a whole chicken runs about $1.27/lb. average (in my area) and is much cheaper than buying the parts separately. Breasts are on the average $3.99/lb. and legs/thighs go for $2.19/lb. Don’t get me started on wings! Cray cray on those prices! We also raise our own meat chickens, and usually leave them whole when […]