Over the last 8 years we have developed our pastured poultry techniques to best care for our birds, while providing tasty, healthy chicken to our discerning customers.
Most of the chickens that we raise come from a small hatchery in Reinholds, PA. They arrive to our local post office as 1-2 day old chicks. Upon arriving at our farm we train them to drink water, and then place them in small brooders that hold 50-100 chicks. They are fed non-gmo grain that is grown in Easton, NY about 1 hour away.
At 2-3 weeks old they are moved into our brooder shelter which keeps them safe, while they can still enjoy sunshine, and fresh air. The birds graduate to the pasture at 3-4 weeks old. Once in the pasture they are protected by our livestock guardian dogs, and confined in a large paddock, with free access to shelter, and shade. In these paddocks they consume plenty of grass, insects, and anything else that looks tasty to a chicken, We move their shelters 2-4 times per week, the paddock fence shifts 1-2 times per week. We strive to keep them on fresh pasture at all times.
At 10-14 weeks of age these birds will reach optimal size and will be processed either on the farm or at a small family owned poultry processing farm.
Whole chickens are available from West Wind Acres year round. The chicken had amazing flavor, is firm, yet tender, very juicy, and full of nutrition.
Friday July 24th fresh chicken will be available for sale at the farm house from 2-7 PM, and Saturday July 25th from 10am- 2pm