Chickens

149g Protein / Pound

Q Farms chickens are humanely and sustainably raised from their first day of life.

They are raised without the use of antibiotics, housed in their brooders until 4 weeks old and rotated daily on outdoor pastures after leaving the brooders. While on the pasture, chickens live safely from predators in a 7 foot high, 16 x 10 moveable tractor per 50 birds with continuous access to non-GMO grain and fresh water which supplements the pasture and insects that they are designed to eat. 

Our meat birds, Freedom Rangers, are slow-growing birds from a specialty rustic genetic stock developed in France where pasture-raised poultry is the leading product in a program called 'Label Rouge'. The Label Rouge program emphasizes quality attributes such as taste, food safety, and free-range production practices. The main reason for the superior taste of Freedom Rangers lies in the fact they are slow-growing birds bred for pasture.  Q Farms pastured chickens are processed and packaged after approximately 10 weeks in Q Farms' own newly constructed USDA certified poultry facility. The only USDA certified facility in the State of Connecticut.

Our laying hens are Rhode Island Red crossed with White Rock. Their mobile egg mobile is rotated on pasture daily and hens are free to roam on pasture from sunrise to dusk.

 

We sell our chicken and eggs in our on-farm store.

Our chicks arrive at 1 day old, and are incubated in our custom brooders.

Our chicks arrive at 1 day old, and are incubated in our custom brooders.

Our broilers move onto grass at 4 weeks.

Our broilers move onto grass at 4 weeks.

Our tractors are specially designed to be lightweight and sturdy, so we can move them by hand.

Our tractors are specially designed to be lightweight and sturdy, so we can move them by hand.

Moving the tractor.

Moving the tractor.

Our laying hens spend their lives in the egg mobile, which moves all around our farm.

Our laying hens spend their lives in the egg mobile, which moves all around our farm.

Our eggs.

Our eggs.

Our eggs.

Our eggs.

At 20 weeks, the broilers are brought to our on-farm USDA certified slaughter facility for processing.

At 20 weeks, the broilers are brought to our on-farm USDA certified slaughter facility for processing.

Processing.

Processing.

Inspecting.

Inspecting.

Chilling.

Chilling.

Packaging.

Packaging.

Chicken.

Chicken.