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Frequently Asked Questions

Your chicken is sold out. How can I get some?

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.

How does a "Pre-order" work?

In a Pre-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. Be sure to provide a good email and phone number, so we can confirm availability prior to shipping.

What does Pasture-Raised mean?

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, our poultry spend 100% of their time on the pasture. They are moved to fresh pasture at least once a day. The chickens and turkeys 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.

How is your chicken different from other SOY-Free, Corn-Free chicken?

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.

What's in your supplemental feed?

We make our special Lectin-Light feeds on-farm so we know exactly what's in them. Our feeds have been formulated by a qualified nutritionist from a mixture of low-lectin ingredients on Dr. Gundry's "Yes" list. Our feeds contain Organic Millet, Organic Sorghum (Milo), Organic Sesame Meal, Wild Caught Sardines, Wild Crabmeal, Organic Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Organic Flaxseed Oil, plus all the essential minerals, vitamins, and amino acids for healthy productive chickens.

How are the products prepared and packaged?

Our poultry is processed at a facility under USDA inspection. 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.

How do you ship perishable goods?

All meat is frozen and shipped in appropriate cold storage packaging with dry ice for 1-3 day delivery. Depending on weather conditions it may ship via UPS Ground or 2nd Day Air. We try to ship all orders on Monday and occasionally Tuesday to avoid possible weekend delays.

What is the cost of shipping?

We offer free delivery on orders over $150. On orders under $150, we charge a flat rate between $22 and $27 depending on your location. This includes insulated packaging, dry ice, and transportation charges.

Where do you ship?

We are able to ship our Lectin-Light Chicken and other products 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.

Can I buy fresh (unfrozen) chicken?

Yes, it's possible. To preserve our meat as best as possible and prepare it for shipping, it is 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 from the farm on a processing day. This requires a bit of planning, so please contact us ahead of time to set it up.

If I live in the DFW area, can I pick up my order?

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.

What exactly is Lectin-Light Chicken?

Chicken sold under the trademark Lectin-Light Chicken™ meets the following criteria.

  1. Pasture-Raised - Once old enough, the chickens are raised on a pasture-based system which requires movement to fresh pasture on a regular basis. Typically, this means moving the chickens on a daily basis.
  2. Lectin-Free/Light Feed - Since pasture forage and bugs alone are not sufficient to raise chickens in a productive system, additional feed is required. All supplemental feed must be made of ingredients that are considered "Lectin-Free" or "Low-Lectin." The feed consists of items on Dr. Gundry's "Yes" list and is free of items on his "No" list. Our poultry is never given antibiotics or hormones.
  3. Regenerative Farming Practices - The poultry is raised using farming practices that build soil, increase plant diversity, promote healthy microbiology, and enhance the ecosystem over time. Chemicals such as herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides are prohibited.

Why is your chicken so expensive?

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 around $4/meal.

Do you sell your feed?

We are now selling a version of our chicken feed formulated specifically for Layers. You can enjoy your own eggs from hens raised on our Lectin-Light Chicken feed. It has the same ingredients as our Broiler feed, just tweaked for laying hens. Visit the following page to purchase Lectin-Light Chicken Feed.