After about 3 weeks, once they are old enough for the great outdoors, our chickens spend their days in the pasture. They live in bottomless tractors with plenty of space to roam, forage, and hunt for bugs. We move them every day which gives them both fresh grass and bugs to eat as well as moving away from the soiled area. Pastures are given plenty of rest for nature sanitation and to grow new grass before chickens return.
Our Lectin-Light Chicken is supplemented with a special Lectin-Free diet. We don't use any of the lectin-heavy grains like corn, wheat, soy, oats, peas, lentils, rice, sunflower seeds, or high omega 6 oils. You can check out the FAQ for more information on our feed. This diet reduces the inflammation in your body compared to eating chicken raised on grain.
We never give the chickens any antibiotics or hormones. Unlike traditionally farmed poultry, our frequent pasture movement reduces their exposure to manure where bacteria and related diseases thrive.
We use low-stress handling techniques to minimize the stress on chickens. This helps reduce any stress-related hormones at processing.
If you are one of our chicken customers, there is a good chance you are familiar with Dr Gundry and this work on the Plant Paradox Diet. We are producing the first commercially pasture-raised chicken fed on a Plant Paradox diet. All of the main ingredients in their feed (excluding vitamines, minerals, and amino acids) are on Dr. Gundry's "yes" list. As he likes to say, "Not only, you are what you eat, but you are what your food ate."
The typical American diet is far too high in Omega 6 Fatty Acids and too low in Omega 3s. This sort of diet leads to all kinds of health complications. They are too numerous to list but include things like high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke, inflammation, etc. Conventionally produced chicken has an Omega 6:3 ratio of around 15:1, Pasture-raised, grain-fed chicken has a ratio of 8:1, and Pasture-Raised, grain-fed, Soy-Free chicken has a 3:1 ratio. We are planning to have our chicken tested and expect to get even better results. Check back later for results.
To help reduce the histamines in our meat, we freeze our product as quickly as possible. They go into our freezers within just a few hours of processing. We keep the freezers at -10 F to help quickly freeze the meat.
Here is a picture of our typical chicken tractor setup. You will notice that we use slower-growing red chickens instead of the standard commercial Cornish-cross. They have plenty of room to roam around, eat grass, bugs, and scratch in the soil. The roof of the tractor provides shade for heat protection. The ends are open for morning and evening sunlight. They are protected from predators. Clean, fresh water comes from our special poultry drinkers. Their supplemental Lectin-Free feed is always available. Billions of chickens produced in the US every year can only dream of a life this good!