When the chickens first arrived they were in an extremely distressed state with little to no feathers and barely able to walk.
Fast forward a few months and it’s great to see them enjoying free-range life in the outdoors. They are looking much healthier and are exhibiting natural behaviours like scratching the ground for food, exploring their grassy surroundings and socialising.
They, like our existing Burford Browns, bantams and guinea fowl, have access to the outdoors 24/7. Their hen house and enclosure is moved around the farm every month. They are now producing beautiful healthy eggs, which are being used in our Fir Farm ice cream. Aside from the food they forage in the fields, their diet is supplemented by organic mixed corn.
Pasture raised chicken is three times higher in omega 3s, contains twenty one percent less saturated fat than conventionally raised chickens, and is fifty percent higher in essential vitamins like A, D, and E.
For further information about the British Hen Welfare Trust or to adopt your own chickens, click here.