Friday, October 13, 2006

Chickens on Pasture

finally, a few weeks ago the broiler chicks were moved out to the pasture. They are locked up in the mobile coop at night for protection and let out during the day. They are surrounded by electric fencing to protect them from predators or overly curious cows with whom they are sharing a pasture. The vast majority of chickens raised in our country never even go out of doors for their entire lives and live in very crowded conditions. I'm so happy to be raising my meat in a healthier and more humane way. People ask me how I can butcher and eat something I helped raise myself. These same people eat supermarket chicken with no qualms.