Know Your Chickens
Know Your Chickens
Grass fed, hormone free, antibiotic free, chiropractically adjusted chicken that you own its whole life. It lives at our happy farm.
Grass fed, hormone free, antibiotic free, chiropractically adjusted chicken that you own its whole life. It lives at our happy farm. Read more
About this project
Welcome to the real live Farmville. You can buy as many production units as you want. These unit is housed at the Know Your Food ranch nearest you and will provide food for your family for years to come. You will pay a monthly boarding fee to cover the cost of raising your meat. If at some time in the future you decide to leave the real Farmville environment, KYF will help you sell your animals. Your animals will be raised in a drug and hormone free environment and be chiropractically adjusted as part of their routine care. We will be sure to manage your units in the right time frames, just like you would in Farmville. But on this farm you are the one that receives the actual harvest even if you live in a city or suburb. At Know Your Food we know enlightened consumers want to make more ethically-based choices about the meat they buy. Our consumers want to have ownership of their health. Today's consumers are concerned about supporting both humane husbandry and sustainable agriculture practices which place a high value on quality of life and land. The meat bought at the grocer's meat counter can be confusing. Words like natural, farm fresh, and even organic in reference to meat animals does not necessarily equate with humane husbandry. We want to provide our owner’s an alternative to purchasing commercially farmed meat. Our buyers own the production unit and decide where to have them raised. They spend a bit more if necessary on meats produced sustainably and ethically. Know Your Food will take on the responsibility, time and effort to treat animals raised for your consumption with respect, and compassion. At Know Your Food we raise premium grass-fed and pastured meats for customers who are looking for wholesome, ethically raised products. Compared to grain-fed meats, grass-fed meat is: • Two to four times richer in heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. • Higher in "good" unsaturated fats and lower in "bad" saturated fats. • Three to five times higher in CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) content. • Loaded with over 400% more of vitamin A (as beta-carotene) and E. • Virtually devoid of risk of Mad Cow Disease. You are the owner, so you decide the cuts and sizes of your steaks and roasts, how big the packages should be. Do you want your chickens whole or parted? Know Your Food animals will produce a smaller carbon footprint than the meat found at specialty stores that bring in organic grass-fed meat from New Zealand and Australia. KYF consumers will pay the same price for all the cuts of meat, no more jaw-dropping prices for prime cuts. The meat quality from animals raised at Know Your Food will surprise most foodies because animal chiropractic helps to create tender, less stressed animals.
The chickens at Know Your Food will be pasture raised, under protected pasture areas. Chicks will start out in protected enclosures to ensure they have a better chance to make it to adult weight. They will be offered mealy worms along with bugs and plants, however they won’t spend the day outside until they are large enough to defend themselves. Adult chickens enjoy the sunshine and fresh air in protected pastures where the highest portion of their food comes from the grass, grubs, and bugs. Know Your Food farms use rotational grazing for our pastured poultry, which is similar to the way animals graze in the wild. After the cattle have gone into another field, the chicken pastures move across that paddock. The additional droppings from the chicken further fertilize the soil and feed the microbes in the paddock before they move to new grass. Soil microbes are important for renewing the grasses in the pastures. As the chickens follow the cows, a harmonious process occurs that is never allowed to happen in factory farming. The birds get fresh air and move around freely in pasture each day, a huge difference to the conventionally reared confinement houses that resemble concentration camp for birds. No hormones or antibiotics are used; each bird is antibiotic and hormone free, humanely raised and chiropractically adjusted for optimal nervous system function. Chiropractic adjustment allows the chickens to gain weight in a naturally more efficient manner. It also improves the quality of the meat.
Risks and challenges
The OOPs clause:
Accidents happen with animals. Any living creature may get sick and or die. Part of the monthly boarding fee will go to cover veterinary and insurance costs.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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