Grass Raised Chickens, Turkeys and Eggs - Free Range Forested Hogs
Grass Raised Chickens, Turkeys and Eggs - Free Range Forested Hogs (overview - what we raise/sell)
Whitehurst Farms uses rotational grazing and organic practices to raise chickens, eggs, turkeys and hogs in a way that mimics animals' natural patterns in nature. We believe in complete transparency in our artisan methods and how we care for our animals.
We sell our products directly to consumers through our membership program and direct sales available for pickup in Cypress, Texas. Several farm to table restaurants in the Houston area serve our products as a part of their menu. We also collaborate with local businesses who sell our products or incorporate them into their own offerings.
A NOTE ON OUR STORM RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE HARVEY:
Everyone in south Texas and beyond has been affected by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods and devasation. Our hearts go out to all who have lost loved ones, their homes and/or businesses. Rescue and recovery efforts are in full swing for all involved. The good in people has risen up to overcome the devastation of this storm. Everyone is looking for ways to help. In order to support the farming community, we encourage you to buy from local farmers, farmers markets and CSAs. Eat at locally owned restaurants that also source their ingredients from local farms as much as possible. If you are interested in helping directly with our recovery efforts, we have created a way for you to do so on our "Buy Direct" page. We appreciate your support and are grateful for all of the ways that you are helping our farming community and our state to recover and rebuild.
For a virtual tour, more information about the farm and where you can find our products, please visit our "About" page.
Our broiler (meat) chickens are raised on pasture where they reside in protective mobile pasture pens. The birds are moved to fresh grass daily. Their diet is supplemented with our custom ration of fresh milled Hiland Non-GMO feed. At times we start chicks and young birds on Coyote Creek organic feed. They result in a flavorful, full breasted vacuum-packaged weight of 3 - 5 pounds per bird.
Our egg laying hens free range on pasture and are moved to new pasture a minimum of once per week. Moving with them are their pasture houses which contain their roost, nest boxes and water system. Their diet is supplemented with our custom ration of fresh milled Hiland Non-GMO feed. At times we start chicks on Coyote Creek organic feed.
Free range turkeys are raised on pasture and supplemented with Coyote Creek organic feed from poult (day old turkey chick) until about 8 weeks old. We then supplement with fresh milled Hiland Naturals Non-GMO turkey rations. This is currently a seasonal item available in November and December. Whole turkeys range from 14 lbs. to 22 lbs. Also available are turkey breast, ground turkey and leg quarters.
Red Wattle Berkshire cross hogs raised free range in oak/pecan woodland areas where they are free to eat vegetation, root and exhibit their natural woodland instincts. Individual cuts as well as custom half or whole hog packages are available throughout the year.