Local Pasture-raised Chicken
Buy chickens in bulk & save
Do you believe in healthy land, healthy animals, and healthy people? Do you want to feel good about what’s in your freezer, eat right, and save money? Buy a box of local pasture-raised whole chickens to fill your freezer for months of healthy eating!
Each box contains 55-pounds of pasture-raised gorgeous whole Chickens. The actual number of chickens will vary per box. Typically you can expect between 12-16 chickens, but this varies based on actual chicken weight.
Yes, you can order more than one box!
This year we’re partnering with Normanton Farms in Litchfield, NH to bring you chicken that’s raised on pasture, moved to fresh grass daily, and fed certified organic feed. This is very special chicken, nothing like the “greenwashed” brands at the grocery store — don’t wait to claim yours!
On Farm Pick-Up: within two weeks of ordering
Bulk Chicken FAQs
How is your chicken raised? Are your farm practices humane & organic?
We know what it's like to care about what you eat and to feel lost as to where to find it or whom to trust. We started out just the same way. When you start learning more about the food system, there's no turning back.
At Wild Harmony Farm, we are dedicated to raising meat lovingly, humanely, and with integrity. We raise our animals on pasture and we practice rotational grazing — good for the land, good for the animals, and good for you! This year we’re partnering with another trusted local farm, Normanton Farms (Litchfield, NH), to bring you chicken that’s raised on pasture, moved to fresh grass daily, and fed certified organic feed. These chickens spend their days chasing after bugs and eating green plants as well as organic feed, living as nature intended. (No antibiotics and no hormones!)
This is very special chicken, nothing like the “greenwashed” brands at the grocery store — don’t wait to claim yours!
How does bulk ordering work?
You can choose to pay in full up front, or just pay a deposit today to call dibs on your chicken box(es).
After you order, you’ll get a special discount code for 20% off retail prices so that you can stock up on chicken feet, hearts, and livers, if you like.
Chicken will be ready for pickup Saturday July 15th, 9am - 12pm, and Thursday, July 20th, 12pm - 3pm — come whichever day works better for you! We’ll send you a reminder email as the pickup day approaches, and you’ll come to our farm to pick up your pasture-raised chicken order:
Wild Harmony Farm
366 C Victory Highway
Exeter, RI 02822
If you opt to pay a deposit, then you’ll pay the remainder on pickup day. (Cash or check if possible, please!)
Raising livestock with love + high standards means we have a limited quantity available. Don’t wait to claim yours!
Are there other ways to buy from your local farm?
You can sign up for our meat CSA, our monthly subscription option, any time of the year. Choose all the items you’d like to have delivered to your doorstep each month. We've deliver to 47 zip codes!
You can also order from a limited selection of favorite cuts — checkout online and pickup at the farm (366 C Victory Highway, Exeter, RI). The selection is smaller, does not include certain high-demand items, and may dwindle at the end of the season.
Farm customers who subscribe to the CSA or order a quarter cow, half hog, or chicken boxes will have the best selection and will enjoy well-stocked freezers all year long.
Is the chicken refrigerated or frozen? How much freezer space do I need?
We’re partnering with Normanton Farms to bring you pasture-raised chicken that is USDA processed, frozen, and vacuum sealed for best quality.
One chicken box is 18" x 24" X 10" (2.5 cubic feet), about 55 pounds, and contains 11-13 chickens. That translates to about 2.5-3 cu ft of chest freezer space, or about 4-5 cu ft of upright freezer space. (You can stack and store more efficiently in a chest freezer than in an upright freezer or standard fridge freezer.)
Here’s how that breaks down for different freezer sizes:
- Standard fridge: One box of chickens might fit in the freezer of a standard fridge, if you’re okay with not having space for much else. If your freezer is currently full of who knows what, it may be time for a fresh start :)
- 5-7 cu ft chest freezer: These are popular because they’re usually less than $200, and are a good fit for at least 2 chicken boxes, depending on freezer size.
- 12 cu ft chest freezer: Lucky you! You have room for a couple chicken boxes plus ¼ cow and a ½ hog — you’ll be all set! (We still have a few beef quarters left and you can watch for pork reservations in the coming months.)
A chest freezer is a terrific investment if you want to buy local, eat well, and save money!
Why choose whole, pasture-raised chicken?
🌱Budget-friendly: Less cutting and wrapping means lower cost than cuts like breasts and thighs, so you get more for your money. Plus, whole chickens come with a bonus: bones to throw in your slow cooker for easy broth packed with nutrients and flavor.
🌱Delicious: Ask any whole-chicken convert and they'll tell you that going whole is the tastiest way to enjoy chicken. You won’t need any of those recipes for smothering sad skinless, boneless breasts in mayonnaise, sour cream, and cheese 😉 Instead, you’ll be starting with naturally delicious whole chicken. Skin and bones contribute to juicy cooking and incredible flavor — especially when it's real pasture-raised, small farm chicken!
🌱Convenient: Whole chickens are easy to roast in the oven or cook in the slow cooker, and we’ll share recipes! Serve with your choice of veggies on the first night for a convenient, wholesome meal, and then turn the leftovers into tacos or chicken salad on the second day.
🌱REAL pasture-raised: Unlike the "greenwashed" brands you might find at the grocery store, chicken from our local farm partners at Normanton Farms is truly pasture-raised. These chickens spend their days chasing after bugs and eating green plants as well as organic feed, living as nature intended. (No antibiotics and no hormones!)