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Pasturebird

Can chicken make a difference? We think so. In a world of confusing labels, Pasturebird brings it back to naturally flavorful, better chicken with daily pasture movement.

Nutrient Rich Meat

Pasturebird chickens roam freely on fresh pastures day and night, relishing in natural foraging. Through daily rotations, they lead joyful lives, producing meat that is not only more robust but also rich in nutrients. Prepare for a delightful surprise! Their chicken proudly offers three times the omega-3s, 50% more vitamins, and a flavor that takes you back in time. Experience the difference firsthand and unlock a world of culinary delight with Pasturebird.

Truly Pasture Raised, No Gimmicks

Pasturebird doesn't play marketing games. Their chickens are genuinely pasture raised, and they invite you to visit their farm to see for yourself. Every day, their chickens roam on fresh pasture, the way nature intended. It's about healthy poultry, healthy people, and a healthy planet. Join Pasturebird on their mission for authentic pasture raised goodness.

Pioneers in Regenerative Agriculture

What began with 50 chicks in Farmer Paul's backyard has evolved into a revolutionary venture. They are leaders in pasture-raised poultry and regenerative agriculture, shaping the future of farming. Their chickens thrive in state-of-the-art, solar-powered mobile coops. By rotating them with cattle to fresh grass daily, they are scaling regenerative agriculture to new heights. This groundbreaking approach improves animal welfare and restores the balance in our ecosystem.

Meet Farmer Paul

Farmer Paul, a Seattle native and former All American Track and Field athlete who joined the Marine Corps as an Intelligence Officer. Battling achy joints throughout his athletic career and military service, he discovered the benefits of Paleo after becoming a Certified Public Accountant. Two weeks into the diet, he felt rejuvenated—breathing freely, free from joint pain, bursting with energy, and enjoying restful sleep. Farmer Paul and his wife convinced their whole family to embrace the Paleo lifestyle, witnessing remarkable transformations in weight loss, overall health, and happiness. Despite the additional cost of seeking out quality, clean foods with labels like "grass fed," "free range," "organic," and "antibiotic free," they never looked back.

FAQ

Q: What breed of chicken does Pasturebird raise?
A: Pasturebird raises Ross and Cobb varieties of Cornish Cross. After extensive testing with multiple breeds ranging from slow growth to heritage, Pasturebird found the best results in both taste and texture with Cornish raised on true pasture.

Q: How are Pasturebird’s chickens pasture-raised?
A: Pasturebird chickens are truly raised on pasture, not just given access. They use floorless, mobile coops rotated daily so the birds spend 24/7 on pasture where they can hunt, forage, peck and scratch for grasses, seeds, bugs, worms, flowers, weeds, and grains. By rotating the chickens to fresh pasture every single day, Pasturebird chicken is not only healthy and delicious but also goes beyond sustainability to rebuild healthy, regenerative soils and grasslands.

Q: What does “Always Outside” mean?
A: This means that Pasturebird chickens don’t just have ambiguous “access to the outdoors”, but actually live outside on pasture 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Pasturebird uses an innovative, mobile range coop — a floorless structure on wheels that ensures birds have fresh pasture to forage daily and keeps them protected from outside predators and the elements.

Q: What do Pasturebird chickens eat?
A: Pasturebird chickens eat bugs, worms, grasses, seeds, and a supplementary grain feed. Poultry have a special organ called a gizzard that sprouts and stone grinds grains to make it nutritionally available to their system. Thus, grains are a biologically appropriate food for poultry species.

Q: What are some of the grasses on the pasture?
A: Some of the grasses found on pasture include Rye, Fescue, Bermuda, Red Clover, White Clover, Bluegrass, Dandelion, Purslane, Goosefoot, Knotweed, Puncture Vine, Thistle, Mustard, Cheeseweed, Crabgrass, Bindweed, and Plantain.

Q: What is in the chicken supplemental feed?
A: For the supplemental grain, we use a locally milled grain mixture, usually consisting of corn, soybeans, peas, wheat, sorghum, millet, and other staple crops. This feed is what gets our birds to market weight as a “broiler” or meat chicken.

Q: Can those who follow the Paleo diet eat Pasturebird chicken?
A: Yes! In fact, Farmer Paul follows the Paleo diet himself. Early on, Pasturebird actually tried pretty extensively to remove all grains from the chickens diet, but they learned that grains are biologically appropriate food for poultry species. In the same way that people can’t eat grass, but can eat grass-fed beef, Paleo dieters can also eat chicken that had grains (ones that may give your body trouble). This is all due to the special and unique organ within the chicken called a gizzard. This organ intercepts grains, sprouts and stone grinds them prior to digestion.

Q: Do Pasturebird chickens receive antibiotics?
A: Nope! Pasturebird like to say “Bugs Not Drugs” — they don’t use antibiotics to fight disease within the flock because they stay healthy through an environment of pasture, sunshine, fresh air and space. This naturally prevents sickness and provides animals with a functioning immune system.

Q: How do Pasturebird chickens stay protected on pasture?
A: Wild chickens naturally spend most of their daytime near food and water, and under cover. Pasturebird replicates that with a floorless, mobile coop that gives them protection from predators and the elements, but also allows them 24/7 life on pasture as soon as they’re old enough.

Q: Does Pasturebird chicken look and cook differently than your grocery store chicken?
A: Because birds were raised on fresh pasture, you may notice a slightly more reddish hue to the meat. Pasture-raised chicken tends to cook faster, so we highly recommend using a meat thermometer as you get acquainted with preparing it. One of Pasturebird’s favorite preparations for their chicken is a simple saltwater brine – just cover the chicken (frozen is fine) with good water, add a half cup of good salt, and cook in your preferred method. This brine really helps to bring out the flavor and keep the bird moist.

Q: Is Pasturebird chicken glycosphate free?
A: Yes

We believe in creating a meaningful connection between you and the food you eat. Taste, transparency and convenience shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. This has been our founding belief since we started in 2015, and it continues to be the force that drives us.
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