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Mar222014

2014 Spring Poultry Orders

Order now for fresh, pasture raised chicken from Synergistic AcresIt is time once again to order your fresh organic fed pasture raised chickens. This year we plan on raising all of our chickens in two large batches - one in the spring and one in the fall. We are doing this to avoid the heat of the summer with our chickens. It will be important to consider this when you order chickens - there will be 25 weeks between our two batches.  This batch will be available in May/June and the fall batch approximately in late October.

We LOVE the flavor of the chicken it is wonderful!  The broth is phenomenal and has less than a teaspoon - absolutely no bad stuff I have to scrape off when making bone broth.  We are more than pleased with our birds!  The only thing we wish is that we could get bigger chickens for our hungry eaters :)  Thank you so much for the chickens!

- Pattie

We will once again raise three types of birds - each with their own special niche in our dining palettes.

 

Synergistic Acres raises three types of meat chickens, which one is best for you?The Cornish Cross has become the standard American Broiler for most American families. It grows quickly and produces lots of juicy tender breast meat. Our Cornish X birds are similar in shape to the bird you would buy at the grocery store, but that is where the similarities end. Because of how we choose to raise the birds - outside and on fresh pasture daily, they become an entirely different bird from industrial-raised chicken. The magic of clean sunshine and cleansing grass ensures that these are healthier and more flavorful than any industrial bird you have ever tasted. $4.35/# (average 3 - 4#) AVAILABLE MAY

The Prairie Ranger chicken that we raise come from traditional French lineage. Since the 1960’s, French farmers have focused on raising a gourmet strand of bird that is suited well for foraging outdoors and developing excellent meat characteristics. While the Cornish Cross was selected over many years to be able to grow lots of juicy white meat, the Prairie Ranger chicken was designed to have a more complex and firm meat. They take longer to grow out and this slower growth enhances the flavor and texture of the meat. The meat will be darker and slightly more firm with longer legs and less breast meat.  This is our family's favorite chicken! $5.15/# (averages 4 - 5#) AVAILABLE JUNE 

graduation from brooder to pasture is an exciting day!Heritage Breed Chickens are an exciting offering. We raise two distinct breeds of birds that have been around for decades providing Americans with great tasting chicken dinners. We are breeding these birds to bring back some of the fantastic flavor that has been lost over the years without sacrificing all of the great things our modern chicken has to offer. We are carefully selecting the best from our flock and crossing them to produce a very unique and special line of birds that we will raise for customers looking for the ultimate in heritage meats. We use two breeds for this breeding.$4.35/# (averages 4#) AVAILABLE MAY

The two breeds used in developing our heritage breed chickens are:

  • The Barred Rock is the traditional American Meat bird. Until World War II it was by far the most popular chicken in the USA for the frying pan. Most would consider this their Grandma’s Chicken. Its popularity came from its ability to create great tasting meat from free ranging on natural diets. If you loved Grandma’s chicken as a kid, then it was likely a Barred Rock you remember.
  • The Buckeye is an endangered breed that we have started breeding on our farm. It has all of the characteristics and qualities that we look for in quality heritage breeds. It thrives in our climate, forages well and is very hardy. We raise Buckeyes for both egg production and meat.

 

 

yes, chickens really do eat grass - and we think it makes a healthier chickenWe raise our chickens outside on pasture. They begin their lives in a secure indoor brooder where we can ensure they have the warmth and protection they need. As soon as they are able to thrive outdoors, we move them out to pasture into moveable pasture pens. These pens are designed to protect the chickens and give them shelter from the weather while ensuring they have 24 hour exposure to fresh air and green grass for the rest of their lives. 

We have eaten 2 of the chickens and they are great!  We put one in the crock pot all day with some dry Italian dressing and let it cook, we call this Freddie in the Pot, it was great.....and the other we made chicken noodle soup with, it was great too...  I know that we will be back soon.  I won't buy chicken or eggs from the store anymore.  Can't wait until you have beef too!

-Deborah

 

All of our chickens are supplemented a completely organic local milled grain that come from farmers right here in Kansas.  Their feed is GMO free and contains only whole grains, minerals and sea kelp for added nutrition and health.  

Synergistic Acres freshly processed frozen chickens stay fresh in bpa-free bagsWhen you buy a chicken from Synergistic Acres, you will receive a whole chicken (including neck) packaged in BPA-free plastic sealed bag.  Gizzards, livers, feet or other parts may be requested and are generally sold by the pound. Chickens picked up on the day of processing will be fresh. Later pick-ups or deliveries will be frozen. Our farm fresh chickens will store in the freezer for up to six months with no loss of freshness.

To ensure we raise enough chickens, you first pre-order on our site.  After receiving a confirmation email, you will send in a deposit of $5 per bird by mail.  As the dates approach, we will email you details for the timing of your order and you can either pick it up on the day of processing or make arrangements to get it at a later date.

This is frickin good chicken - Jim

your chickens are raised on pasture in these protective portable 'chicken tractors' that we've built specially for themYou can make an appointment to visit the farm to pick up your chicken or arrange to pick it up in the city. Generally, we deliver to "the city" on Wednesdays. Other days may be able to be worked out if needed.  The balance of your payment is due at the time you receive your chickens. Then, you are all set to enjoy some delicious and nutritious naturally raised farm fresh chicken!

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