Stream Farm Organic Devonshire Gold Chickens are bought in as day-old organic chicks from Sam, one of our ex-share farmers now in Devon. After 2 1/2 weeks in a small broodery just next to our farmhouse, they spend 9-10 more weeks living on the farm and eating only natural organic food until they weigh between 1.7 and 2.3kg. They run freely in and out of their spacious sheds, in groups of not more than 250, onto the surrounding grass and are shut up at night to protect them from predators – mainly, the wily old dog fox who sits and watches them from high up on the hill. The houses are moved onto new ground with every group of chickens. Fully–grown chickens then go to a small organic-certified abattoir just over the border in Devon. We plan to bring this process onto the farm in due course so that the chickens will not have to travel quite so far.
In 2017 our organic Devonshire Gold chicken was awarded Gold at the Taste of the West awards.
We can deliver our chickens in Taunton, Bridgwater, Bristol and Bath on a Wednesday, or they can be bought from Whiteladies Road Market each Saturday in Bristol. Delivery further afield can be arranged by courier. The chickens sell at £7.25 a kilo locally and £7.50 a kilo in Bristol and Bath.
“This is the best tasting chicken I have had for 30 years!” – A local customer