"Pre-processing" Sale means the time when the chickens are in the growing phase or before. For a Fall batch, we raise the broilers for 7-8 weeks in Aug-Oct. So the finished product is ready for pick-up mid-October, and you can put an order in now to reserve yours for Fall 2020.
The chickens are fed non-GMO corn rations out on pasture, and processed on the farm. Clean, nutritious, delicious chicken. “Pre-processing” refers to these chickens that are ordered while they’re still being raised, before they are even in the freezer.
These are sold as a complete chicken, but cut into pieces and packaged as you wish. Just put your instructions in the note when you order. We include all of the "less desirable pieces" as part of the whole chicken weight, but if you want them in separate packages, we can do that. Necks and backs are ideal for making bone stock, that gut-healing, body-nourishing, flavor-enhancing miracle food! Seriously!! Soup, rice, and beans NEVER tasted so good before using BONE STOCK!! Watch for the blog post that details how to make it and what to do with it.
Meanwhile, here's my favorite way to bake 30-minute Roasted Chicken Pieces to have crispy skin and great flavor: Start with a sheet pan full of room temperature chicken pieces, like the one in the photo. You can see that 14 pieces of chicken fit on one pan. Preheat the oven to 450-500 degrees. Season the pieces. I like to salt and pepper both sides of the chicken pieces, then sprinkle generously with my home-made version of Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning. Place the pieces, skin-side up and with a little space between each piece. Put in the pre-heated oven for 10 min. Turn each piece upside down and return to the oven for another 10 min. Turn each piece over again, and bake another 10 min. Awesome, crispy-skinned roasted chicken. Yum!! (You can use the same method with your own favorite seasonings.)