Let me answer your question! :-D
I raise my chickens out on pasture, hence Pastured Poultry.
I can only raise them through the warmer months of the year because it gets too harsh and nasty out there in the winter.
The seasonal nature of my operation makes it tough for me to offer you my birds year 'round. If you want chickens from me in the winter, I need you to buy a quantity for your freezer in the fall so you're stocked until spring.
I get my little chicks when they are days old and I keep them in a warm brooder with fresh wood shavings for 2-3 weeks depending on the weather.
On a nice sunshiny day, I move them to their outside pens. It takes them a day or two to get used to their new situation, but they learn to pick through the plants and chase bugs before long.
My outdoor pens are called Chicken Tractors. I move them to a fresh piece of ground every day to keep the birds clean and give them a new salad bar to pick through.
After 4-5 weeks on pasture, I harvest, package, and freeze them right here on my farm for you to take home and enjoy.
So far, I feed GMO corn and soybeans to my birds as it keeps my prices more affordable and it's easy to find a source.
If you want non-GMO fed poultry let me know, I would be happy to change things up if there are enough people asking for it. Please be advised however, changes often increase expenses and therefore my prices.
My chickens keep very healthy when they're raised this way, I never have to use medications, hormones, or vaccinations ever.
My chickens are the cleanest, happiest, best cared for, and best tasting in South Dakota. Try them out, you'll soon know what I'm talking about!
P.S. If you want to be sure you'll get as many chickens as you want, contact me as early as possible. I order my first batch in early April, and my last batch by end of August. That's your yearly window to get chickens from me.