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My Chicken Quest

I have a friend that has a friend that sells locally pastured free-range chickens (as meat).  This guy (who sells the chickens) has a closed group of people he offers his chicken meat too.  It is not over priced.  My friend asked me the other day if I wanted to go check out his place and pick up the chickens she ordered.  I was so excited…I quickly said YES.  All the boys were asleep (including my husband) so I had a built in babysitter.  That is the best outing~ when the hubbie is home asleep on the couch.  Free babysitting!!! Anyway, back to the story.  She came by, picked me up, and off we went.  A quick 20 minute car ride and we were there.  My friend is a true local to the Land O Lakes area and she knows so many amazing small farms and farmers.  We pull up to the beautiful country home sitting on a few acres.  There were chickens grazing all around the yard.   There were friendly children selling fresh farm eggs and homemade organic cookies.  My friend told me that they are home-schooled.  I just loved every thing about this moment.  My version of a perfect outing.  Lisa selects her chickens and he bags them right then and there.  It was SO cool to watch.  Then the guy asked her if she wanted some chicken feet… she looked at me and I said YES PLEASE 🙂

I am so excited that I have my first set of chicken feet! Also, 3 of the chickens Lisa bought were for me, so I am thrilled to have such high quality meat sitting in my freezer.  Here is a picture of my first Land O Lakes pastured chicken.  This chicken is huge.  More like a small turkey.  I will be making the stock tomorrow night.  Can’t wait for my first stock with chicken feet.  A very satisfying quest for me.

~Green Boot Kaley

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By | 2017-10-05T20:40:54-04:00 March 5th, 2012|Green Living, Nutrition|2 Comments

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I am a mother of 3. We eat nourishing and traditional food at home. We use natural healing successfully with essential oils, herbs, and homeopathy. We love being in the outdoors and living the "green" life.


  1. Tara March 5, 2012 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Awesome! One thing to ask though is what breed of chicken these are – from the looks of it it is a cornish cross – there are some good articles on this breed. Hard to find anything else but it would be worth asking how they raise them, how much time they spend on pasture (doubt the chickens you saw were meat chickens – egg chickens wouldn’t be cornish cross) and if they would consider another breed that takes a little longer to breed but doesn’t have the same probs)…But WTG on getting local chicken – still beats Safeway by a mile!

  2. Green Boot Kaley March 5, 2012 at 12:43 am - Reply

    You are right about the breed Tara~ they are Cornish Cross. And the chickens grazing were not the meat chickens, but the laying chickens. I just love seeing chickens. I always joke with people that they are my favorite farm animal (of course bird!). They do use a locally milled organic, soy free feed for the chickens. Not too bad…

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