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 Bresse and Malines 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.