- Animals: poultry
- Animal Production: grazing management, housing, winter production
- Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture
Our intent is to explore the feasibility of raising pastured poultry in deep bedding in a portable hoophouse with portable electrified poultry netting on a winter pasture mix of rye, vetch, wheat, and rape. If successful, this will provide a fresh, high quality pastured broiler for local markets at a time of the year when most growers are selling frozen birds from November harvests, plus a timely source of fertility for our market garden.