chickens are raised outdoors with access to both open and enclosed
shelters where they choose to roam or rest in the shade while enjoying
fresh air, sunlight, forage and exercise. They are provided well water
and supplemented with laying pellets and scratch grains.
layers are Golden Buffs which are also known as Golden Comets, Golden
Sex Links, Cinnamon Queens or Red Stars. This hybrid strain is a leader
in the brown egg market. They lay large eggs and have a quiet
temperament. They have a single comb, are cold tolerant and do well in
confinement or free range. The average weight for hens is 4 pounds.
also utilize some chicken tractors which allow a penned type of
pastured free ranging along with shelter, allowing chickens fresh
forage such as grass, weeds and bugs, which widens their diet and
lowers their feed needs. Unlike fixed coops, chicken tractors do not
have floors so there is no need to clean them out. They echo a natural,
symbiotic cycle of foraging through which the birds eat down
vegetation, deposit fertilizing manure, then go on to a new area.
term chicken tractor comes from the chickens performing many functions
normally performed using a modern farm tractor: functions like digging
and weeding the soil in preparation for planting trees or crops or
fertilizing and weeding to enhance the growth of crops and trees
With chicken tractors, flock owners can raise
poultry in an extensive environment wherein the birds have access to
fresh air, sunlight, forage and exercise too, which caged birds in
commercial coops do not have. With the coop on only a small area at any
given time, the field (or lawn) has time to regrow and more birds can
be fed than if they were caged. A chicken tractor also gives shelter
from predators and weather. The hens also lay eggs in nest boxes rather
than hiding them in foliage.
Eggshells, from the eggs which are eaten by our family, are used in our Nitty-Gritty goat's milk soap-
- an extra- powerful hand scrubbing soap. They are washed and dried and
ground into powder and function much like pumice. This soap is great
for gardeners or artists.
Our chickens are pasture raised and supplemented with laying pellets and scratch grains. Our poultry is taken to Foothills Pilot Plant, LLC in Marion, NC for processing. The chicken is USDA inspected and it is available for purchase in our Farm Store. It is vacuum sealed, labeled and frozen by our processor. Packages are sold by weight and package weight will vary.
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Farmstead Goat Dairy
3255 Buffalo Creek Farm Road
Germanton, NC 27019