Great for making broth, soup or stew. These are older egg laying chickens that have a lot of flavor but need to be cooked long and low.
Our egg layers do get supplemented with Non-GMO certified feed that does contain soy. We restrict the feed, though. They have access to it in the early morning and then an hour before sundown. Because we rotate our chickens to new pasture on a regular basis, every 2 to three days, they are consistently exposed to new grasses and bugs. They are also completely free range, meaning we do not enclose them in anyway so they can go as far from their hen house as they want. We also supplement their feed by soaking it in skim milk which adds protein and minerals and starts the digestive process.Our free range flock is made up of heritage breed chickens: Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds. Their egg mobile follows 2-3 days behind the cow herd, as they scratch through cow pats for bugs and forage for insects as well as the salad bar of delectable green grass.