Day old chicks are purchased for all the broilers, layers and turkeys. They are then raised on the farm until they are ready for slaughter or start to lay eggs. All birds are fed certified organic feed from Homestead Organics in Berwick.
The birds are kept in large pens with local straw for bedding. Predators have been a big problem so time out on grass is limited to the time when I am around. The turkeys are let out for "playtime" most days as they will go back to their pen very easily whereas the chickens will wander off chasing flies.