A cross between a Heritage Transylvanian Naked Neck, a Heritage Delaware, and a Peterson family line from the 1940s, these heirloom Pioneer birds were selected for leg strength and bone density, immune health, propensity to explore outdoors, and gastrointestinal health. They are robust, healthy & active which means a slower growth, higher bone density, & no need for antibiotics, ever.
Bred, raised and processed in Northwest Arkansas on 800 acres of pasture and forest, these chickens thrive outdoors from morning to night on their inherent omnivorous diet of bugs, grubs and grasses. Any supplemental feed they are offered is non-GMO and grown by local farms under regenerative practices.
The breed and raising practices directly translates to the health and flavor of the chicken, while air chilling locks in those natural juices and rich flavor from the skin to the bones. It is a vastly superior chicken in land impact, nutrition and flavor.
Pasture-raised with unlimited outdoor access.
High in antioxidants & Omega 3's, Vitamin A, and oleic acid.
No Antibiotics, ever. Average size 3.5-4 lbs.
My daughter had tried this chicken and told me how good it was baked in the oven. I ordered it and just tried it yesterday! Oh my goodness! She was so right! She gave me a simple recipe... sliced onions underneath with olive oil rubbed into the skin and salt and pepper generously spread on top...so easy to prepare. It was so moist and honestly, the most delicious baked chicken I ever tasted!
These chickens are the Best. They have great flavor. I used them for roasting, pan cooking and they make a hearty flavored Chicken Soup. As soon as they are available I am going to order several more.
This is the best chicken I've ever had.
This bird is iconic. Had a plan to roast with lemon, garlic poppyseed and life interrupted. Placed the thawed chicken in a slow cooking crock with a tablespoon of Iberrco bacon rendered fat and kosher salt. That was it. Flipped it every hour or so and when life made time for dinner it was flavorful, tender, and nourishing. The generous juices are rich in collagen (saved some for bone broth) and the meat unlike any chicken I've tasted in a long, long time. It has flavor, genuine chicken flavor, mellow and dense. The leftovers were perfect with a green veggie and the original drippings spooned over both. "High in antioxidants & Omega 3's, Vitamin A, and oleic acid " Yup it is. Keep Foresting Chickens!