Our broilers are raised on pasture and moved to a fresh paddock of grass daily. We house these meat birds in floor-less, movable shelters. After 8-10 weeks, these birds are full grown! Growing the birds outside, on pasture, allows them to exercise, receive fresh air, and sunshine. Our broilers are supplemented with non-genetically-modified-organism (GMO) feed. At Harmony Hill we allow all of our animals to receive as much pasture as possible.

Check out some of the health benefits of pastured chicken below.
In 1999, using a grant from the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, chicken farmer Barb Gorski compared the nutrition of her chickens to USDA data for conventionally raised poultry. Her pasture-raised poultry contained 21 percent less fat than conventional chicken, and 30 percent less saturated fat. (See References 2)
Vitamin A
Gorski’s study also revealed 50 percent more vitamin A in her pasture-raised chicken meat when compared to conventionally raised broilers. Removing the skin from the meat equalized vitamin A content between pasture- and conventionally raised birds, however. (See References 2)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Two 2008 studies out of Portuguese universities and published in “Poultry Science” found that pasture-fed chicken contained significantly higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than chickens raised without access to fresh forage. One study found significantly higher levels of eicosapentaenoic acid, one of the omega-3 fatty acids. The second study found higher levels of four different omega-3 fatty acids in grass-fed birds (see References 4).