Pastured Poultry = chickens that live outside in a natural habitat (on grass, in the fresh air and sunshine with plenty of space to roam and forage). By rotating the chickens to fresh pasture every single day, Pasturebird chicken is not only healthy and delicious but also goes beyond sustainability to rebuild healthy, regenerative soils and grasslands.
The differences between our chicken and conventionally raised chicken are numerous. We use the term “Always Outside” to note the fact that our chickens don’t just have ambiguous “access to pasture”, but actually live outside on pasture 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Instead of debeaking the chicks, our birds use their beaks and talons to peck and scratch for bugs, worms, grasses, seeds, and more. Instead of using antibiotics to fight disease within the flock, we use a healthy environment of pasture, sunshine, fresh air, and space to prevent sickness. Instead of marketing vegetarian-fed chicken (chickens are not vegetarians), we want our chickens to eat as many bugs and worms as possible. And instead of hiding our farm from the public, we know that our best marketing is transparency, so we regularly open the ranch for tours and events.
The result? Real chicken. We could call it pasture-raised, free range, cage-free, local, beyond organic, humane, biodynamic, sustainable, regenerative, and more. But 100 years ago, it was just called chicken. Let’s rewind poultry production back a century and experience the rich flavor that can only come from chickens that live outside on pasture.
We are excited to offer a full line of pastured poultry products for the wholesale market. We have production capacity for whole chickens, extensive range of cut-ups, sausages, stock-making supplies, and organ meats. Send us an email today to inquire about possibilities for various pastured poultry products for wholesale.
Pasturebird Red is a slow growing Freedom Ranger breed, fitting the criteria for the famous French “Label Rouge” poultry standard. Harvested at 11 weeks and raised on Certified Organic, Soy Free/GMO Free Feed, Pasturebird Red is our top of the line poultry brand.
Pasturebird Blue is pasture-raised 6 to 8 weeks on GMO-free feed. Pasturebird Blue is our mid-level poultry brand, but a fantastic value for wholesale customers looking to offer pasture-raised, GMO-free poultry products.
Pasturebird White is pasture-raised 6 to 8 weeks on a locally milled conventional feed. Pasturebird White is our most economical brand that allows our wholesale customers to offer truly pasture-raised chicken to their customers at a competitive price.
Pasture-raised poultry has 21% less fat than conventional chicken, and 30% less saturated fat
also has 50% more Vitamin A compared to conventionally raised broilers
has 3 times more omega 3 than conventional or “Free Range”
Left to their own devices, chickens will forage for grass and seeds, and supplement their diet with a hearty portion of insects. Animal welfare or environmental considerations often motivate consumers to seek out pastured poultry, but increasingly, they can look to nutritional studies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's labeling for meat and poultry products can be misleading. For example, the label "free range" chicken simply require producers to demonstrate that the birds have access to the outdoors. Regulations do not state how much space the flock must be given or require that the chickens have access to a pasture diet.