Pasture - Raised Broiler Chickens
In our pastured poultry system, groups of birds free-range within a electrified netting enclosure to protect them from predators. Shelter is provided by a portable shade system invented through trial and error. We frequently rotate chickens to fresh, lush pasture. Automatic watering systems ensure ample, fresh water at all times. They receive GMO and soy free grain in addition to what the pasture offers. While receiving exercise and fresh air foraging for plants and insects, the chickens drop manure that adds fertility to the soil. We produce several different breeds of meat chickens in this system including the Cornish Cross and Naked Necks.
We use a 8' X 20' portable hen house that the hens are allowed to free-range from, eating insects and scratching through the grass. They are confined within an area of about 1/4 acre with electric netting to protect them from daytime predators. We move the house every 3 to 5 days depending on pasture condition ensuring the hens fresh pasture. In addition to what the pasture provides, our hens also receive GMO and soy free feed in their diet.
Our Angus cross cattle are 100% grass-fed and finished. We rotate them frequently through an intensive rotational system to ensure fresh grazing, pasture and soil health, and environmental stewardship. Our beeves typically finish at 24 months old ensuring you a nutrient dense, quality product.
The cow/calf operation at Parker Creek Ranch is truly the heart of our operation. Our family has been raising cattle on this land since 1846. While production systems have changed over time, we are proud to continue this family tradition and lifestyle.
In our pastured poultry system specifically designed for turkeys, our birds free-range within sheep/goat wire paddocks. Shelter is provided by a portable shade structure. We frequently rotate the turkeys throughout our multi-paddock system. Automatic waterers ensure ample, fresh water at all times. They receive all the GMO & SOY Free grain they want. While receiving exercise and fresh air foraging for plants and insect, the turkeys drop manure that adds to the fertility of our soil. We produce several different breeds of meat turkeys in this system including the Midget White, White Holland, and Broad Breasted Bronze.