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About our Free Range Chickens & Farm
About our farm & chickens
Red Barn FREE Range Chickens are grown on our farm in George, on the magnificent Garden Route of South Africa. Our farm has the most beautiful view of the Outeniqua Mountain range, it’s close to George Airport and about 10km from the center of GEORGE in the Western Cape. Our Farm shop is open to the public.
People often ask us why our chickens taste so good – so “in an eggshell”.
We absolutely love our chickens and enjoy inventing new ways to make them happier and more comfortable, out on our pastures. This is no easy feat as Pasture reared chickens need lots of attention.
I’ve always had a dream..
To grow chickens in a totally FREE environment with moveable shelters. People thought I was “cuckoo”.. maybe, but we’ve done it! After much learning and many mistakes it’s a dream come true! We are now growing Big, Fat, happy, healthy, FREE chickens and Free range eggs that taste absolutely “Deevine”.
WE PROMISE we never use routine antibiotics nor do we inject with brine! Animal welfare and humane farming is what we aspire to.
Red Barn has also sourced LOTS of NEW and exciting LOCAL FARM FOODS. Free range beef, free range pork, Karoo Lamb, a large range of dairy products and many other nutritious goodies from our local farmers.
At the moment we deliver by COURIER to CAPE TOWN, PORT ELIZABETH and in between. We also have a few selected “agents” delivering and stocking our products, have a look here.
We also deliver ourselves on Thursday’s in George and Wednesday in Mossel Bay, to your office or home and on Friday we deliver to between George and Plett (even up to Nature’s Valley)
Red Barn is always at the Outeniqua Farmers Market
Between George and Cape Town TUESDAY and THURSDAY by door to door courier R350
Between George and Port Elizabeth TUESDAY with our van R100
George and surrounds Thursday with our van R40
Mossel Bay Wednesday with our van R50
George to Plettenberg Bay Friday with our van R30 – R40
We use MTK Couriers. A small family owned company who are really attentive to our needs. We ship your goods in Polystyrene boxes which must be returned immediately with the courier as they are really expensive. We pay and arrange for the courier and we will let you know the drivers phone number. The driver will have all your details and he will call you if he needs to arrange something with you.
Ordering ONLINE is best!
We have specials running online every week, so be sure to check them out in our online shop. You also receive points for ordering online that you can use at a later time. BUT… If you are nervous of ordering online, just call, or email us with your order, we will send you an invoice for payment, its as simple as that!
If you would like to share the delivery costs (courier fee) with a friend or two, or your whole office we are quite happy to arrange this as long as the order is delivered to one address. We will pack and mark EACH order with your name for your convenience. The courier fee will be shared amongst you.
More info on creating a chicken club or joining an existing one – click here.
Payment for our free range products
We now have credit card facilities online and in our shop, but you are also WELCOME to pay by EFT.
Cape Town orders must be paid up front as the courier does not accept cash.
Its pretty simple, really. We grow our chickens slowly.
They are allowed to live FREELY and to grow up naturally as chickens should do.
Our chickens have constant access to a natural diet (plus a free range ration) They enjoy plenty of fresh air and sunshine.
We do not:
use artificial growth stimulants;
feed meat or bone meal;
use routine antibiotics, (although for humane reasons we reserve the right to medicate sick animals if required.)
We raise our birds outside on pasture.
Free range means our chickens can scratch in the soil, eat green plants and whatever bugs they find. We move the birds to new pastures regularly. This has the added advantage of spreading the poultry litter around which is important to the management of our fields and sunlight helps us fight all kinds of germs.
Raising really free range chickens takes a little longer.
Our birds reach marketable weights in 8-12 weeks as opposed to 6 weeks which is the industry standard. This longer growing period is a key factor in growing a tasty LARGE chickens which are not fatty.
Our chickens mature at their natural pace.
This obviously costs a little more, but in the end maybe not?
Chickens reared this way have naturally MORE muscle from running around instead of sitting still in a crowded chicken cage. More muscle equals more meat and obviously LESS FAT! When you cook our birds you will see a difference, they don’t shrink down to nothing when the fat and brine melt.
We don’t inject brine into our chickens EVER
So you are not paying for up to 30 percent (and more) water!
Rethink perhaps? Maybe good chicken is actually cheaper?