Our Freshman Fryers

March 1, 2023

Our Freshman Fryers

Our first batch of meat birds in 2023 arrived today. As with our chickens from last year, we ordered 50 Cornish Cross Chickens broilers, which will be ready to harvest in 8-10 weeks. After processing two batches we have determined that the sweet spot is 9 weeks, so that our Freshman Class of 2023 should be ready for harvesting the first week of May.

In addition to having two custom-built "chicken tractors" built that allow us to keep the birds out in the open air upon maturity, so that they can free-range help convert our desert sand and dirt into soil with organic elements likes straw and manure, we are also giving this batch a special brand of feed.

Our Special Organic Feed

In 2023, we will enhance the health of chickens by feeding a special blend using Joel Salatin’s recipe from his book Pastured Poultry Profit.

Our homemade recipe will include:

For more information, check out Mixing Your Own Chicken Feed on AbundantPermaculture.com. 

If you are interested in purchasing one of our chickens, please contact our Director of Farm Operations, Nina Listro at nina@chelenzofarms.com.