If our current inventory is sold out, the best thing to do is to pre-order some from our next batch. Also, sign up for our email list if you wish to receive notifications when chicken is back in stock or when new batches become available for pre-order.
In a Prie-Order, you are placing an order for chickens while they are still 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. If you need to modify or cancel your order, you can do that up until your order is processed.
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 will likely also include dry ice. We ship via UPS or Fed-Ex delivery services. In addition, we only ship on Monday and Tuesday to avoid possible weekend delays.
Shipping costs and cold storage packaging for 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. Delivery is always free on orders over $135.
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.
Yes, it's possible. To preserve the chicken and prepare it for shipping, they are put in the freezer as soon as possible after processing (within a few hours). It then takes up to 24 hours to completely freeze all the way through. The only way to purchase unfrozen chicken is to pick it up on processing day. This requires a bit of planning, so please contact us ahead of time to set it up.
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 storing, packaging, and shipping. To qualify for this special pricing, you must pick up your order from our farm in Midlothian, TX. Just select "On-Farm Pickup" as your delivery method and the discount is automatically reflected in the price of your chicken. Please contact us prior to coming to schedule an appointment.
Chicken sold under the trademark Lectin-Light Chicken™ meets the following criteria.
The cost of our chicken is dictated mainly by the higher costs of our special feed. Since corn, soy, and wheat are government-subsidized crops, their costs are artificially low. These are the main ingredients of most chicken feed. In fact, our special feed is 8-10 times more expensive than conventional feed. In addition, our pasture-raised management is much more labor-intensive than conventional barn-raised chicken.
The good news is that when you break down the meat from a whole chicken into 4 oz servings as Dr. Gundry recommends, the cost is only $4/meal.