Pastured Raised Poultry
Pastured Poultry is a sustainable farm technique of raising chickens directly on green pasture as opposed to indoor confinement. Here at Poe Family Farm, our meat chickens (broilers) are kept outdoors on our fresh pasture in portable, bottomless chicken tractors that we move daily. These coops (along with our Great Pyrenees) protect our birds from predators and give them shelter from the weather. Raising our birds in the pasture allows them to be cleaner and healthier than commercially raised birds. They are able to forage for bugs, feel the breeze and enjoy the sunshine. In addition to fresh green grass, we provide our birds with wholesome 100% non-GMO feed. We never use any unnecessary pesticides or chemicals. We process each and every bird by hand right here on the farm. This, we feel, is cleaner and is less stressful for the birds than conventional processing facilities.