At Landman Gardens we raise meat chickens that are pasture raised, GMO free, antibiotic free and hormone free. From May - November we raise chickens on our farm. The birds come to the farm as day old chicks, meaning they are only one day old. Our very first priority when we get the chicks home is to get them cozy and warm and fed! After 2-3 weeks the chickens have developed their adult feathers and they are able to regulate their own body temperature, without the aid of our heat lamps. At this stage we move them outdoors (depending on the time of year).
The chickens are raised in movable coops, allowing them fresh access to grass, water but are also protected from any predators. Providing our chickens with a healthy, happy life is extremely important to us as farmers. We work with our local feed specialist to design a feed ration that is GMO-free but also contains all the nutrients our birds are not getting from pasture alone. We have great working relationships with our hatchery as well as our abattoir. We feel confident in both of these businesses have the same animal husbandry standards that we do as well.
Our chicken is available for sale through our Farm Store and at our various Farmers Market booths. We are currently raising 2000 chickens as a member of the Artisanal Chicken Program through the Chicken Farmers of Ontario. Read more about the Artisanal program here.
Chicken is available as whole birds, half birds, flat cut, wings, breasts, thighs, drums, backs and organs. Place your poultry order online now!
We also raise laying hens year round. Eggs are sold through our farm-store only. The chickens are moved through the pastures after the goats eating up any bugs they can find! Eggs are available year round in our farm store for $5/dozen.