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Health & Wellness

Striving to produce the healthiest chicken possible!

General Practices to promote health


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.

Special Diet

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.

No Antibiotics or Hormones

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.

Low-Stress Handling

We use low-stress handling techniques to minimize the stress on chickens. This helps reduce any stress-related hormones at processing.

Further Guidelines for specific health-related concerns.

Plant Paradox

If you are one of our chicken customers, there is a good chance you are familiar with Dr Gundry and his 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 vitamins, 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."

Fatty Acids, Omega 6:3 Ratio

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 nearly 30:1, Pasture-raised, grain-fed chicken has a ratio of 8:1, and our Pasture-Raised, Lectin-Light chicken has a ratio of 5.8:1.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

We ran a fatty acid profile on our chicken and the results are in! These are the healthy fatty acids that our bodies can't produce. We get them from eating things like fish and flax seeds. There are three important omega-3s, ALA, EPA, DPA, and DHA. Of these, Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) is perhaps the most important. The Chart below shows the test results as compared to typical industry chicken.

Histamine Intolerance or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

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.

Hi Farmer Dan, I cooked some of the lectin light chicken legs that I ordered and they were absolutely delicious. I just wanted to let you know. Thank you so much for taking on the challenge of raising lectin-light chickens. I am very happy that I decided to try them and I am very happy with my order.
Cleopatra, FL

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!