Chicken Feed

Today was a busy day here as we received a 2500 pound order of chicken feed for our laying hens and meat birds.  We work hard to find good, small producers of high quality feed.  We seek to feed Non-GMO food to supplement the grazing our birds do.  We also want to work with like-minded farmers who value the work they do.  The circle of sustainable farming can be achieved even when sourcing outside feed.  

We were very happy to find and work with a small feed mill out of Colville Washington: Red Bridge Farm.  Brad and his family are sourcing and milling high quality grains and creating a feed source that is healthy for the animals and as an extension those of us who may consume the products from these animals.  

If you are looking for a feed source in the Pacific Northwest, I would encourage you to take a look at Red Bridge: www.theredbridgefarm.com.  

 

Our chickens approved immediately!

Farm Chicken

Getting ready to process farm raised chicken.  Here’s our set up.  We strive to live up to this ideal from Wendell Berry: “If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade. And I am getting almost as fussy about food plants. I like to eat vegetables and fruits that I know have lived happily and healthily in good soil”

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