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Al-Be Farm

About Al-Be Farm:

We began our foray into animal farming with our heritage chickens - Rhode Island Reds. This dual purpose breed is more commonly known for its brown eggs, but we raised cockerels. Our "chick-boys" were raised on non-GMO and transitional grain feed from Wattermann Family Farm. When old enough, they were placed on non-sprayed pasture and moved daily. We are now trying a wider variety of heritage breeds, to determine which ones perform best in our situation. Because we have lots of predators, including the neighbor's dog and our own dog, we kept them in a chicken tractor, so they are not truly free-range birds.

We chose these heritage breed birds to raise due to their flavor and to support diversity in agriculture. If you want to learn more about heritage breeds, go to www.livestockconservancy.org

Heritage chickens take longer to reach "market weight" than modern broilers and, therefore, are not as tender as the chicken we are accustomed to cooking today. This means we have to relearn some of the techniques our parents and grandparents knew. Here is a link to information for cooking with heritage meat birds: http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/cookingwheritagechicken.pdf

We also have raised ringneck pheasant and various types of quail, using the same practices as for the heritage breed chickens.

Additionally, we have laying quail (give quail eggs a try - we love them!) and are foraging various plants on our acreage. We use ethical foraging practices.

We welcome any feedback you have for us!

General Practices:

Our birds are moved to fresh pasture daily and fed non-GMO and transitional grain feed from Wattermann Family Farm. This feed is non-medicated and we do not use antibiotics unless required for the health of the animal.

Product Types:

Heritage breed chickens; specialty fowl; chicken and quail eggs
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Al-Be Farm

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6869 3 Bundle of 5 heritage breed cockerels
$6.83 / pound All Natural frozen
This bundle of heritage breed cockerels contains 5 smaller birds, perfect for making soup or stock or for smaller households. These are our same heritage breeds that we offer individually (see item #6543). There are a variety of breeds, including an occasional dark skinned bird (silkie, prized for broth in Asian cuisine).

These heritage breed dual purpose birds will not be as tender as modern broilers, but will have good flavor and make excellent broth and soup. We will include information about cooking with heritage birds, as not all cooking techniques are appropriate for these birds. We will not include the organs with the birds.

Our cockerels were raised in a chicken tractor, kept on fresh, unsprayed pasture and fed non-GMO and transitional grain feed from Wattermanns. We appreciate any feedback you wish to share with us!
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6690 6 Heritage breed chicken feet
$4.55 / package All Natural frozen
Feet from our heritage breed cockerels and roosters. They were raised in a chicken tractor, kept on unsprayed pasture daily and fed non-GMO and transitional grain feed from Wattermanns.
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6691 4 Heritage breed chicken gizzards
$3.90 / bag All Natural frozen
Gizzards from our heritage breed cockerels and roosters. They were raised in a chicken tractor, kept on unsprayed pasture daily and fed non-GMO and transitional grain feed from Wattermanns. Each bag weighs approximately 1 pound.
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6693 2 Heritage breed chicken hearts
$3.90 / bag All Natural frozen
Hearts from our heritage cockerels. They were raised in a chicken tractor, moved to fresh unsprayed pasture daily and fed non-GMO and transitional grain feed from Wattermanns. Our cockerels were 16 weeks old when butchered. Each bag contains approximately one pound of hearts.
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6692 2 Heritage breed chicken livers
$3.90 / bag All Natural frozen
Livers from our heritage cockerels. They were raised in a chicken tractor, moved to fresh unsprayed pasture daily and fed non-GMO and transitional grain feed from Wattermanns. Our cockerels were 16 weeks old when butchered. Each bag contains one pound of livers.
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6694 5 Heritage breed chicken mixed organs
$3.90 / package All Natural frozen
Livers and hearts from our heritage cockerels and roosters. They were raised in a chicken tractor, kept on fresh unsprayed pasture daily and fed non-GMO and transitional grain feed from Wattermanns. Each bag contains approximately one pound of mixed organs - no guarantee on number of each.
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7299 2 Heritage breed whole chicken (fryer)
$7.15 / lb All Natural frozen
These heritage breed dual purpose birds will not be as tender as modern broilers, but have good flavor and make excellent broth and soup. We will include information about cooking with heritage birds, as not all cooking techniques are appropriate for these birds. The organs are not included with the birds.

Our cockerels were raised in a chicken tractor, kept on unsprayed pasture and fed non-GMO and transitional grain feed from Wattermanns. We appreciate any feedback you wish to share with us!
Order number of birds. You will be billed for exact weight (between 2.00 and 4.00 lbs)