a small family farm in the hudson valley

Raising Heritage Breed Poultry on Pasture

 
 
 
 
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keeping biodiversity alive in our local food system

Exceptionally rare heritage breed birds

You would be hard pressed to find our signature Bonticou and Bresse chickens or our French Duclair ducks anywhere else in the country. Our pastured heritage birds are very slow growing compared to grain-fed commercial breeds. To put it in perspective, while commercial chickens are harvested at 6 weeks, ours are harvested at 4 months.

 
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A rich, varied diet + plenty of exercise makes for a happy life

Rotationally pastured in the sunshine

 

Our flocks forage freely over woods, brush and fields seeded with rye, buckwheat, winter peas, wheat and clover. They snack on insects, berries, grass and garden scraps, and are finished on grains soaked in local raw milk. They raise their young. Our older birds are pastured on a 100+ acre orchard in Stone Ridge, NY where windfall apples and pumpkins are available in season.

 
 
 
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Support your local farmer

Become a member of our Poultry CSA

 

With their rich, varied diets and freedom to roam, our birds are lower in fat and unparalleled in flavor to anything available at the supermarket! Sign up for a CSA share before December 15th and get 25% off your holiday bird order.

 

- tired of turkey? We are now accepting -

HOLIDAY BIRD ORDERS

 
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Polly and Brian at Bonticou Ducks are producing some of the best poultry in the region, especially their ducks and geese. Not only is their product unparalleled, but it’s been a pleasure working with them for the past year. They have been extremely attentive to our requests and desires with their unbeatable product. They help amplify the menu here at Butterfield year round. We look forward to continue working with them in 2018 and beyond.
— Aaron Abramson | Executive Chef, Butterfield, Stone Ridge, NY
 
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