"Pasture raised" poultry describes a method of raising poultry where the birds move to fresh pasture often. They live a majority of their lives ON pasture—not in a barn that never moves. Chickens in a stationary barn that only provide access to pasture may never go outside the barn—And that's not pasture raised!
Pastured Poultry Nutrition Highlights
Compared to non-pastured chicken and eggs, pasture raised chicken and eggs have the following nutritional benefits:
Pasture Raised Chicken:
Pasture Raised Eggs:
Sources for Healthier Way Forward
The following sources provide the information presented in Healthier Way Forward.
Additional Research & Sources
The following resources provide a broad picture of how the nutrition of eggs and chicken meat change as a result of the supplemental diet provided by pasture forage. While the broader body of research corroborates the nutritional benefits of pasture raised eggs and chicken, Healthier Way Forward cites the research published by APPPA.
Thank you, Contributors
APPPA would like to thank these contributors for their generous support of "Healthier Way Forward with Pastured Poultry"
4MGFarm in Texas
B&C Farm in Texas
BCS Chicken in Texas
Blackland Farm & Cattle in Texas
Born Again Pastures in Florida
Brian Anhalt in Wisconsin
Bright Ide Acres in Washington
Barber Farm in Michigan
Earnest Roots Farm in Alabama
Fallowfield Farms in Pennsylvania
Integrated Farms in Ontario
Jhawk Farm in Kansas
JPR Acres in Minnesota
Morning Star Family Farm in Wisconsin
Mountain Meadow Farm in New Jersey
Nature's Gourmet Farm in Mississippi
Pasturebird in California
Pleasant Pastures in Pennsylvania
Rainbow Acres Farm in Virginia
Serendipity Farms in Michigan
Stony Mountain Ranch in Pennsylvania
Sugar River Farm in New Hampshire
Sweet Gum Farm in Alabama
The Old Fashioned Farmstead in Florida
Thomas Wind in Iowa
Triple 7 Ranch in Oklahoma
Twin Fowls Farm in Idaho
Valley Grass Farm in Ohio
Veterans Farming Initiative in Minnesota
Village Acres in Pennsylvania
Wadson's Farm in Bermuda
Whiffletree Farm in Virginia
Whiskey Creek Ranch in Briitish Columbia
Whitworth Family Farms in Tennessee
William Wellman in New York
Windy Meadows Family Farm in Texas
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