Whisper Ranch Pasture Raised Chicken & Turkey
We raise our meat chickens and turkeys in portable field shelters. When the chicks are big enough we move them into these shelters that have no floor. These shelters protect the birds from predators while allowing them access to fresh daily pasture. Our chickens love eating grass, all sorts of green matter and bugs. Their lives are filled with fresh food, fresh air and sunshine! They are also given a free choice GMO-free, chemical free feed. They are never given anti-antibiotics or hormones. They have unlimited fresh mountain spring water to quench their thirst. By moving the birds everyday, they also provide valuable fertilizer to our land without the use of any equipment or chemicals.
This year we will have two options for both chickens and turkeys. We will have standard plump and juicy cornish cross chickens and Nicholas White turkeys. On a very limited trial run we will also produce Western Rustic broilers and Orlopp Broad Breasted Bronze Turkeys. These heritage style breeds cost more to purchase and take 25% longer to grow. There is a premium for them, but the meat is noted for it fine quality and healthy qualities.
We have chosen to involve you, our farm friends in helping us grow our ranch. As is widely known, farming carries certain risks and large and lengthy financial outlays before any income is generated. Successful small farms rely on methods whereby customers pay a deposit towards their product which helps the farm make its way through a long season of expenses. This keeps small farms out of the endless cycle of bank loans. We have also found that there are two additional benefits for the customer to this approach. One is a customer will find it easier when the financial payments are broken up, especially in some of the more costly products. Secondly the customer feels like they have invested interest and motivation to come and visit the farm and be an overall cheerleader through the the daily challenges farmers face. We have maintained our prices for the last few years. Why do we charge what we charge? Because that's what it costs us to produce our unique family raised poultry. We use truly chemical free feed, straight from a small family farm in Alberta. This top quality feed comes at a price. You will notice that we price our cost of delivery separate from the product order. We do this for two reasons. One is so that you the customer can understand the true costs of bringing you quality products. And two, as the ranch grows we want to maintain flexibility to treat delivery as a stand alone operation. Please visit our on-line store for a deposit payment. If you need some terms and flexibility on payments just send us a message to email@example.com. If a payment plan would be helpful than we can arrange a personalized plan. We are also happy if you want to make more than the minimum deposit - every bit helps!