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our new block of landSome of you will have noticed that we have been very quiet on the facebook and blogging front, and this has brought more than one enquiry of “Are you still producing chicken”.  This is because for the last 12 months, we have been trying to decide whether to continue with Local Pastures.

 

We have been very lucky to have access to farming land (for free) through friends.  This was greatly appreciated but the way we had our production set up also made things a bit more complicated......

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Open for Orders

15/01/2013

Well the time has come and we are open for orders for our first batch of organic, pasture-raised, local chickens.   For South East Qld readers, that means it is time to test our succulent chicken for yourself.

 

We will be processing our chickens on the last weekend in January and the first weekend in February which means that whole chickens will be available for collection from Petrie from 28 January ......

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Chick Delivery

So what is involved in producing a pasture raised, beyond organic chicken you may ask.  Over the next few months, I will discuss the following four stages:

 

1)  Delivery of Chicks

2) Brooder (up to approx 2-4 weeks of age)

3) Pasture (up to approx 8 weeks of age)

4) Processing

 

Delivery of Chicks

As our chicks arrived by courier I thought it was timely to discuss the ethics of having chicks delivered in this way.  The main priorities for chicks......

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Why Farming

16/11/2012

Our garden chicken run

G’day, my name is Scott Luttrell and I would like to welcome you to Local Pastures.

 

I grew up on a farm where our main product was pork but we also grew crops and had some cattle.  Going through high school it seemed like farming was all about hard work for very little reward.  As a family we went through many tough years where making a profit was difficult ...... 

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