riverford meatbox organic chickens
All our organic chickens are reared to Soil Association standards which stipulate that the birds be kept in flocks of less than 500 birds, be reared to an age of at least 81 days and that they have access to organic pasture during daylight hours for at least two thirds of that time. The pasture should be left fallow to recover for approximately 50% of the cycle. Obviously the chicken feed must comply with organic standards.
Strangely enough this alone will not ensure a quality free ranging chicken. To get this you need a bird which will naturally range and eat grass such as a Hubbard or Sasso. These birds really will roam and much prefer being outside in all kinds of weather (except rain).
Chickens are extremely sensitive animals and the slightest imbalance can have drastic effects