Passionate organic farmers have been breeding pasture-raised chickens for generations. This sustainable and environment-friendly alternative is a healthier and more humane way to treat chickens. Pastured chickens have the beautiful freedom of being raised outdoors as they have access to natural food supplies, warm sunlight, and fresh air.
Animal activists would insist that this is a better way of treating poultry because commercially farmed chickens are often the subject of animal abuse from being cooped in restrictive and tight spaces, being deprived of food, water, and sunlight, and being subjected to unsanitary conditions.
On the other hand, pastured chickens can freely roam around the grassy fields. Their diet of grass, insects, bugs, worms, and other natural food sources gives them more than an adequate amount of nutrients and minerals.
Pastured Chicken Trivia
- Free-range chickens eat everything they can peck, resulting in tastier and more nutritious eggs.
- Farmers don’t have to inject growth hormones in their free-range chicken as growth hormones function similarly to insulin and would be broken down by the digestive system.
- Years of animal welfare have halted the production of genetically modified chickens which were often accused of causing cancers and tumors in the human body.
- Yorkshire Farmhouse, a British poultry farmed owned by the Potter family, is the largest free-range egg produces in the UK. It has over 200,000 hens and can crack approximately 130,000 eggs per hour.