Join us all week long for a pastured chicken dinner!
1st Annual Georgians for Pastured Poultry Week
June 11 - 17
to see all participating restaurants and farmers markets from Augusta to Athens to Atlanta, visit http://georgiansforpasturedpoultry.org
We believe pastured poultry is worth it, and that factory farmed chicken is inferior not just on taste, but also considering animal welfare, environmental impact and human health. This week, we invite you to come out and see for yourself!
But what is pastured poultry?
There is currently no legal definition for pastured poultry in the United States. However, the Pastured Poultry Foundation defines pastured poultry as:
Birds that are kept outside (as the season and daylight hours permit), utilizing a movable or stationary house for shelter, and they have constant access to fresh-growing palatable vegetation. Pastured poultry should embrace humane, people-friendly, environmentally enhancing, pasture-based production models.
How can I tell?
The best means is always to visit the farm, but of course not everyone can do so. The next best option is to check the certifications. Truly pastured poultry should meet a Level 4, 5 or 5+ on the 5 Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards and be Animal Welfare Approved, meaning that the animals must be allowed to behave naturally, performing instinctive behaviors essential to their health and well-being.
For more information visit:
5 Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards for broiler chickens
Animal Welfare Approved