At the moment we have Light Sussex which are both good egg layers and good meat birds.
At the moment we are not raising our own meat birds as we are busy negotiating legislative requirements with council. We currently have access to Sommerlad Chickens grown by Hillside Pastured Poultry which are available by order. We do have limited number of ducks available for purchase for meat.
How long will poultry keep in the freezer?
A general rule of thumb is 6-8 months for freezer paper wrapped meat and 10-12 months for vacuum packed.
Were these poultry “Free Range”?
Yes, all chickens and ducks are on pasture after they are old enough to be outside. We give them fresh pasture regularly. When supplemented, all poultry feed is certified organic. Our poultry are never fed in a controlled, caged or feed-lot situation. They are free to roam within each paddock with fresh water and shade available at all times.
What makes us different is taste and quality?
Pastured, grass fed, free range, natural, sustainable… these are the way poultry are naturally treated. Do not be fooled by the ‘corn fed’ or even ‘organic’ labels as this may still mean putting them in a feedlot situation and they are no longer in a natural environment scratching, foraging and eating the bugs, beetles and vegetation of their choice.
What does this poultry cost?
The cost is determined by the weight of the animal after primary processing. Caroola Farm will deliver the live poultry to the abattoir where it is processed and the carcass weight is determined after it is ‘dressed’. The weight of your chicken or duck will be determined by the processor. The amount owed to Caroola Farm is the hanging weight times the price per kg. We process at Tablelands Premier Meats in Canowindra.
How do I Pay?
You will need to pay a deposit of $10 when ordering poultry. The balance is payable prior to or on collection (depending on your chosen delivery method). Caroola Farm will invoice you for balance as the weight is known.
We hope to process both chickens and ducks regularly according to demand with pre-determined delivery dates so that you know when you can expect your order.