This morning I picked up three dozen adorable coturnix quail eggs from a local breeder. These lovely little eggs will go into our incubator as soon as I get home & hopefully we’ll have little baby birds in 18 days. Coturnix quail mature at six weeks & from this batch, we hope to grow some out for breeding, for the table & for eggs.
Here at Icebox Farm, we’ve been raising broilers, just a few at a time, for our own consumption & to sell to friends. They eat a lot, run around a good bit and they’re really friendly–and delicious–birds.
This weekend we’ll process 21 of them & they’ll go into the fridge like the the ones in the photo above.
Our broilers are raised on grass, sunshine, various seeds, feed and legumes as well as greens, carrots, fresh water – and, well, that’s it. We process them individually, respectfully and humanely, by hand. They’re packaged shortly afterward, rest for 2 days in refrigeration and then go into the freezer.
These birds are as fresh, local, and healthy as it gets. Our pastured chickens will be available next week (for as long as they last) for $3.50 a pound. We sell them at the farm, so you can drop by and see where we raise them, how we raise them, and meet the ones who raise them (that’s us). We also have eggs available for $3.50/doz.
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