About Our Poultry
Peeler Farms poultry are raised from one day old in brooder pens. These pens are large areas inside a barn with heated tables available for the chicks to use. These tables allow the chicks to regulate their own temperature. If they are too cold, they run under the table. If they are too hot, they run back into the pen. The brooder pens are covered in pine shavings which are changed daily. This helps inhibit disease and bacteria growth under the waterers. At 4 weeks old, we move the chickens outside to the pasture. The chickens live out on pasture but are protected by electric poultry netting. These nets help keep out most 4-legged predators.
Peeler Farms poultry never see cages. We do not give our birds any medications or medicated feed. The clean environment we raise them in keeps any illness at bay. The biggest danger for the birds seems to be predators — on land and flying. We use electric fencing to protect them from the land predators but the flying predators are keeping us running in circles.