Whole Freedom Ranger Broiler (4-5lbs.)

We raise our Freedom Ranger broilers using the “Label Rouge” standards. Label Rouge began 40 years ago as a grassroots movement led by visionary farmers in France . As poultry became more industrialized after World War II, demand grew in France for the taste of traditionally raised farm chickens. The main reason for the superior taste is considered to be the use of slow-growing birds instead of the fast-growing birds used in the conventional industry. The slow-growing birds are from specialty "rustic" genetic stock and are harvested close to sexual maturity. The meat is flavorful and firm, but not tough. These birds have a more elongated body that traditionally raised commercial broilers. Freedom Ranger breeding stock is imported from the regions of Burgundy and Brittany (France). The genetic stock is derived from the American and European old heritage breed of chicken and was developed in the early 1960's to meet the highest standards of the French Label Rouge Free Range program. Currently, the Freedom Ranger genetic stock is used by most non-factory farm production models (alternative) all across Europe and also by small pastured poultry producers in search of a traditionally raised farm chicken - just like the "oldies", healthy and with a succulent flavor and texture. Since our Freedom Ranger Broilers are a slower growing breed, they are naturally better suited to the higher welfare and all natural rearing system. In the United States most modern poultry industrial production models use fast growing breeds (hybrid white synthetic Cornish crosses). Our birds are whole and frozen. They average around 4.5 to 5 pounds each.

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