Pastured Poultry Video
I’ve been a member of a pastured poultry association for a few years. It is a small group comprised of farmers like us who are committed to raising birds on pasture. It mostly exists as a forum for farmers to discuss techniques and practices among ourselves via an online discussion group and a bimonthly newsletter.
They just put together a video showing what pastured poultry looks like. Honestly, the video isn’t quite as great as it could be, probably too discursive for most YouTube viewers. But it does provide good examples of honest pastured poultry (as opposed to the disingenuous marketing claims so common on egg cartons and chicken labels today: free range, cage free, or even some of the pasture-raised claims on grocery store eggs). I’ve never been able to shoot good videos of our chickens, but this video captures in many details a system similar to ours. The farmer in the blue shirt has pasture coops quite close to ours. These setups give the chickens plenty of room to roam, allow them to be in the sun or shade depending on their preference, ensure that they are on fresh grass each day, and provide protection from aerial and ground predators. They work well for us, and the chickens thrive in this environment.
Let me know what you think of the video.