Our birds eat a vegetarian diet that consists of all-natural grain-feed. The feed is void of any animal by-products and artificial growth agents.
Ethically-raised, the chickens are free range birds which means they spend time outside daily once they are mature enough to do so. The chickens are free to peck and scratch on a surface consisting of grasses and legumes as a chicken should. The chickens are sheltered at night to provide maximum protection from predators.
Our chicken farmers provide their free range chickens with an abundance of space to roam freely. The birds are housed in barns which are naturally ventilated to maximize air-flow and create a constant influx of fresh outdoor air.
The free range environment also stresses the importance of natural light and cycles.
Most importantly, free range chickens are held to a high standard of cleanliness which requires that our birds have a clean bedding and fresh pasture.
The combination of abundant space, natural air-flow, natural light, clean bedding and fresh pasture results in higher quality chicken. The difference is evident in each and every bite!
Just as important as how our birds are raised is how they are processed.
Our free range chickens are processed in an Ontario based, federally inspected plant.
With real people inspecting the birds, the process takes much longer but ensures only the highest quality free range chicken makes it to you table. Our unique processing plant is federally inspected, and operates under the highest inspection standard that Canada has to offer.
Our birds are authentically air-chilled to ensure little to no water is absorbed during the chilling process. Because our chickens never undergo the conventional immersion water bath you are only paying for the chicken you purchase and not any additional water weight.
Nutrafarms' free range chickens are raised to the highest standards and regulated by the Chicken Farmers of Ontario under the Local Niche Program.
They are certified in the Chicken Farmers of Canada's Free Range Animal Care Program and Free Range On-Farm Food Safety Assurance Program. This assures you are getting the safest and highest quality food for your family.
The only way to know if eating with Nutrafarms is right for you and your family is to speak with one of our farm representatives. They will walk you through the ordering process and show you how to customize your order to your family's tastes and budget.