All of our chicks have hatched and have been moved to their new cozy location, safe from the St. Louis cold. Days like this are so exciting. I do enjoy looking at the chicks and their happy little cheeps. Many people wonder how I can look at their little fuzzy faces knowing the task we will need to complete in the coming weeks. When I look at our meat chickens, I show them the same love and nurturing as I do our laying hens. I won't go as far as naming them (I do number them), but I do treat them well. I attend to their nutritional needs, biological and social needs.
Once it's time to do the deed, I know that the chicken before lived a great, albeit short, life. This chicken lived twice as long as the ones on commercial factory farms. And during that time, it was not confined to a cage or forced to grow so large that its little legs could support its weight. (Many of you have seen the photos of those poor factory farm chickens - so sad)
Our chickens eat a balanced, organic diet; receive fresh air and plenty of sunshine. After we process them, they provide healthy meat to sustain our family and our family of customers. They lead a happy life and meet a noble end.