Our birds are raised using organic and humane standards with all natural, GMO free feeds and 24 hour access to pasture and water.
We raise freedom rangers which were developed in the early 1960s to meet the highest standards of the French Label Rouge Free Range program.
Our birds are slower growing compared with conventional breeds which yields a deep, rich flavor. A healthier, happier bird is a better tasting chicken.
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Chicken Raising Tips
I often get asked the question, “what are the best backyard chicken breeds?” from friends looking to buy chickens. We at Get Down Farm are in the process of re-starting our backyard flock after taking a few years off to start chicken farm. It’s fun and exciting to be reminded of the quirks of laying hens once[…]
What are the true costs to starting a farm? We’ve got the numbers below. It’s easy to get caught up in the romantic vision of a life outdoors, growing your own food and kicking the day job to the curb. But while those things are true, passion and really hard work are also part of[…]
A few weeks ago a friend of mine called me to ask, “how am I going to keep chickens in winter?” Good news! Chickens are surprisingly hardy and with a few simple strategies, you should have no problems keeping them alive through cold weather. Before you start, consider how cold it gets in your area and what[…]
Welcome to the second of Get Down Farm’s Thoughtluck Series with Shiloh Kiona Maples & Rosebud Schneider from the American Indian Family Health Center! Please help us spread the word. A thoughtluck is a potluck with a mission and this month we will sharing ancestral growing practices and foods. We are taking it way back. The[…]
A simple way to create 75 cent chicken waterers out of 5 gallon buckets. I love cheap farm hacks and I have to give to the Pastured Poultry group on Facebook for being an amazing source of knowledge and inspiration. This season I needed to create a simple and cheap way to keep my chickens[…]
The day is finally here when our chicks arrive in the mail! After months of planning and daydreaming about their cute little faces, the call comes in from our local post office……. “You have a very chirpy box here for pick up!” Caring for chicks is not hard as long as you have the right[…]
I’ve been spending my weekends deep in chicken tractor construction land. For those who aren’t familiar, chicken tractors are giant movable pens. Considering the first time I used a drill was in my 20’s let’s say I’ve come a long, long way. The idea of physicality outside the house, especially in South Asian women isn’t[…]
Are you interested in raising chickens? They make great pets, and produce you a steady supply of healthy food! Check out this video Bee made with IOBY about how to raise chickens for eggs! 1. Do You Have Enough Time? They need daily attention and long term care. The more time you spend with your[…]
Learn how to build a better chicken brooder using found materials. I started with a piece of plywood, some basic tools and followed general steps to making an Ohio brooder and you can too. March has arrived and that means our chicks will soon be here at Get Down Farm! Having raised chicks with a[…]