- Higher CLA's - More Vitamins A & E - Higher Omega-3 - Stronger Bone Density -
Just as people benefit from seasonal & local foods, heritage, slow-grown chickens do too. Vegetation (flowers, grasses, herbs, native grasses etc..) change with each passing season, this is nature's way of balancing nutrition for animals. Too green a grass can cause complications and even some young tender grasses can be poisonous too. Allowing chickens to graze freely is a potent key in raising chickens to thrive. They decide where to go, what to eat and how to forage. After all chickens have been around longer than people and they seem to know what is best for them.
Heritage, slow-grown chickens forage, it's what they do all day, It is their natural way of life. Feasting on nature's buffet of goodness is what gives them their good health. Ethical Chickens forage and range all day on native vegetation. They also range and hunt in our gardens, in the orchard and are in and follow the pigs, cattle, sheep and goats collecting what is left behind.
Research shows that open range, pasture-raised and foraged, heritage chickens have a higher nutritional profile than the faster growing breeds fed a grain-based or vegetarian based diet.