We are currently selling pre-orders for the April/May 2021 batch. We typically have a few extra in each batch. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for any extra chickens before then, please use the contact us form and include your name, phone number, and the number of chickens. Also, sign up for our email list if you wish to receive notifications when new batches become available for pre-order.
You are placing an order for chickens in advance of them being raised. This reserves your Lectin-Light, Pasture-Raised chickens on a specific batch. Keep in mind that it may take several months to raise them before ready for shipping. We won't actually charge your card until they are processed, weighed, and ready to ship. In general, Pre-Order sales are final. If you have extraordinary circumstances and need to cancel your order, please let us know as soon as possible.
While there is no official definition for the term "Pasture-Raised." Less than 1% of the chicken sold in the US is actually raised on a pasture of any kind. We go by APPPA's recommendation for pasture management and even exceed their recommended space requirements. Basically, once old enough, the chickens spend 100% of their time on pasture. They are moved to fresh pasture at least once a day. The chickens can eat as much grass as they want, get sunshine, bugs, and take dust baths. They get to express their natural behavior in a low-stress environment. This management adds both the nutrition and flavor that our customers have come to enjoy.
It comes down to the feed. Typical SOY-Free and Corn-Free chicken feed contains other heavy lectin ingredients. The most common substitutes are oats, wheat, peanuts, peas, sunflower, and other legumes. Just check the ingredients on the feed bag or ask the farmer.
We mill, mix, and pelletize our own specialty feed so we know exactly what's in it. It has been formulated by a qualified nutritionist from a mixture of low-lectin ingredients on Dr. Gundry's "Yes" list. Our feed contains Organic Millet, Organic Milo, Organic Sesame Meal, Organic Wild Caught Fish Meal, Organic Wild Crab Meal, Organic Virgin Flaxseed Oil, plus all the essential minerals, vitamins, and amino acids for healthy productive chickens.
Our chickens are processed at a USDA facility. Similar to purchasing a whole chicken at the store, they are cleaned and ready for roasting. The whole chickens come complete with the neck and the giblets are removed. Chicken parts come vacuum sealed in the quantities shown in the product descriptions. All poultry products are uncooked, frozen, and vacuum-sealed.
All meat is frozen and shipped in appropriate cold storage packaging. Depending on your order and weather conditions, your package may also include dry ice or food-grade gel packs. We ship via UPS 1-2 Day delivery services. In addition, we only ship on Monday and Tuesday to avoid possible weekend delays.
Shipping costs and cold storage packaging for 1-2 day delivery service are included in the price of each of our whole chicken packages. Add on items such as feet, livers, and hearts are shipped for free as long as they are included with one of our whole chicken packages. Otherwise, shipping costs will be calculated during checkout.
We are able to ship our Lectin-Light Chicken within the US lower 48. This includes all of the continental US states (except AK and HI). If you have experienced difficulty placing your order online, please give us a call and we can assist you over the phone.
Absolutely! In fact, we'll even give you a discount if you are able to pick up your order. We are happy to pass on the savings of freezing, storing, packaging, and shipping. To qualify for the pickup discount, you agree to pick up your order from our farm in Midlothian, TX within 2 days of processing. Here are the steps...
Chicken sold under the trademark Lectin-Light Chicken™ meets the following criteria.