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Half Share -
4 Bone-In Breasts (2 Packages)
4 Whole Legs (2 Packages)
1 Wing Packages
1 Small Whole Chicken
This chicken is beautifully earthy without being too gamey. The dark meat is worth a sword fight over. Even the breast meat actually has taste! - Lee McClure
This is the healthiest, most delicious chicken which could possibly be raised, and heals the land right here in your backyard.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between a farm and you as our customer. Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become “members” of this CSA farm who receive a portion of the farm’s chicken harvests.
Our Growing Practices
We raise meat and eggs that come from animals that are NEVER given antibiotics, growth hormones or feed containing genetically modified seed. We believe in ecological farming systems that build the health in our soils, our animals and our community. We raise meat and eggs that come from animals that are NEVER given antibiotics, growth hormones or feed containing genetically modified seed.
McCauley Farm chickens spend their entire adult life outside on grass, which benefits the chickens, and the land. In dry climates like the Front Range, the pastures need animals on them to keep them stimulated and fertile, and if they don’t they degrade. McCauley Farms rotate sheep and chickens to mimic the grazing mammals and birds you see in nature. By doing this, we are reversing desertification, sequestering carbon, and growing an increasing lush and diverse pasture. By living outside on Front Range pasture, McCauley Farm birds are healthy and resilient, and they bring their fertility to the grass that needs it, rather than to run-off that leads to more pollution and dead-zones in the ocean like industrialized meat production. (Context: It’s important to remember that the amount of time a Certified Organic chicken is required to spend outside is ZERO, and the amount of pasture that it is required to have is ZERO. That is a problem for the chickens, and the land).
It’s no accident that what you get is a very happy chicken that was nurtured and nourished by a functioning, thriving ecosystem, a chicken that gets to use its genius and muscles to forage for bugs, worms, seeds, and grass, a chicken that is quite simply the most delicious chicken possible, and truly, deeply nourishing.
What do you feed your chickens?
Because McCauley Farms constantly moves their chickens to fresh green pasture, we estimate 30% of our chickens' feed comes from the diverse diet that they forage for on the Certified Organic pasture (compared to 0% for virtually all Certified Organic chicken you get at the store). All supplementary feed is Certified Non-GMO and is grown here, in Colorado, by farmers known to McCauley Farms.
What breed do you use?
McCauley Farms birds are a red foraging breed adapted to Colorado. They are slower growing, and live twice as long as the typical chicken you get at the store that is only 5 weeks old (yes, even most organic). The result is more collagen, omega-3’s, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and flavor have a chance to develop and accumulate.