Our meat chickens are housed in “broiler shelters” which are movable structures open to the pasture, so they live in natural surroundings using the same principles as Managed grazing/cell grazing/mob stocking for cattle, but protected from airborne predators.
The chickens are also protected from foxes and wild dogs by electric “feather net” fencing.
Moved at least once a day to fresh ground, the chickens have access to fresh chemical-free pasture where they enjoy foraging for plants and insects. Their main food source is certified organic chicken grower mash and organic chicken finisher pellets. No antibiotics, and GMO free. No cleaning chemicals used - Natural sun UV works daily at reducing pathogens etc ensuring healthy animals, farmers and consumers.
They drink filtered water from our house supply.
The meat chickens contribute to the health of Ayton Farm by fertilising the paddocks with their excretions, greatly improving the quality of the pasture, and sanitising the surrounds from parasites and insects.
Ayton Farm have fresh (& frozen) pastured organic chicken for sale each week. We are delivering to restaurants each Tuesday and whole chickens are available for collection at Chelmer each Thursday and Friday. You can place your order on our website order form or call Kathy on 0414 821 700. Orders would need to be in by Friday afternoon for delivery the following week. Ayton Farm Pastured Produce has incorporated Peachester chicken farm. This has enabled us to grow our business with the result that we now have the capability to process more chickens each week.
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