About our Chicken
Chris and Rebecca Eifert (Matt's brother-in-law and sister) started raising their first flock of pastured broilers for Watson Farms in the Fall of 2011. That initial flock of 80 proved a success! Now, nearing the end of 2012, they have raised nearly 400 broilers.
These meat chickens are started in a brooder house for the first few weeks after hatching. Once they develop adult feathers they are moved into a 10'x12' pasture shelter where they receive fresh air, sunshine and a new "salad bar" every day. The once-per-day move helps the birds to ingest as much grass as possible and gets them away from yesterday's manure.
We process the chickens under a South Carolina poultry processing exemption for small farmers.
Chris's pastured broilers shortly after being moved to the pasture shelter.