MWF-poultry-pagePASTURE-RAISED CHICKEN

Maple Wind Farm specializes in producing delicious pasture-raised chickens and turkeys, as well as nutrient rich eggs from laying hens on pasture. Thanks to our new poultry processing facility we have fresh birds for purchase weekly during the growing season.

Broilers

The chicks arrive at the farm within 24 hours of birth. After 2-4 weeks in our brooder barn, the chickens are put out on pasture in mobile hoop coops, portable greenhouses on skids that are moved daily to fresh grass. Our chickens get a significant portion of their diet from pasture, making for a more delicious meat that is low in saturated fat and high in Omega-3s and CLAs. The rest of their diet consists of specially formulated grains, natural trace minerals and probiotics. We only produce broilers during the grazing season.

Non GMO Chickens—Fresh, Whole or in Parts

As with our beef, we guarantee that our birds have fresh pasture daily during the growing season, and that they do not receive any antibiotics, synthetic vitamins, artificial hormones, or appetite enhancers of any kind.  We sell fresh whole birds and all chicken parts.

Available Locally

Chickens and turkeys are processed at our Richmond Farm site in a state-of-the-art USDA inspected facility. All birds are packaged in cryovac bags. Chickens are sold as whole birds and in parts at our farm (by appointment); at the summer adn winter Burlington farmers’ markets; and wholesale to restaurants and food stores. Whole birds may be ordered online.

What’s the Difference Between Our Chicken & Conventional Chicken?

Maple Wind Farm Poultry

Conventional Poultry

No vaccinations Vaccinations (immuno-depressant)
Pasture based natural foods No pasture
Farm-produced natural and organic feeds Grain produced with chemical assistance
Compost and natural soil amendments Chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides  
Moved daily to fresh pasture Confined in grassless coop yard
High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, CLAs Low concentrations of Omega-3s
Local transportation — produced, processed and sold locally Long distance transport — 1000 miles for average chicken in the U.S.