Free Range Herb Fed Chicken

Ed Herb Fed Chickens

Our chickens are truly free to roam outside and make use of their natural instincts; being able to peck at the grass, find and eat insects, dust bathe and soak up the sunshine…. Or the rain.

Lifestyle and the Herb bit!

Our birds live in mobile huts in small flock sizes, are hand-fed and bedded up daily with fresh straw.

As well as foraging in the pasture, from 4 weeks old fresh herbs are introduced into the chicken’s diet. The herbs are a mixture including basil, chives, dill, coriander and various salads to name just a few. Their absolute favourite is rocket and when the odd chili arrives there is always a fight for it – the only herb they don’t like is sage!

All the herbs are fresh herbs that have simply gone past their best and a by-product of a local herb farm that would otherwise end up on a compost heap. By 8 weeks old the chickens will eat up to a tonne of fresh herbs each week.

Farm to Fork

We firmly believe that by adapting their diet in such a way it enhances the natural flavour of the meat giving it an extra dimension. The meat also remains wonderfully moist when cooked. Furthermore, pecking through the herbs keeps the birds occupied resulting in a happy and extremely healthy bird.

Our free range chickens are slaughtered at a local BRC approved abattoir. They then return to Herb Fed HQ the same day to be packed or cut in our SALSA approved cutting plant, before being delivered to our customers – butchers, farm shops, quality pubs, restaurants and hotels across the country or to individuals who Buy Direct from the Farm.

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