Our goal is to provide you with quality products that make you feel safe and proud to share them with your family and friends.
Our Farm Fresh Eggs
Our layer hens are Red Sex-Link birds which come from a local reputable hatchery.
“Our girls” are fed a grass and grain ration.
The layers live in newly constructed insulated hen houses that keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter – they also have access to fenced outdoor areas daily – we move our hens indoors nightly to keep them safe from predators.
We offer farm fresh brown eggs daily which currently are ungraded (unsized).
All of our eggs are refrigerated immediately after daily washing to maintain safety and freshness.
We also offer 1-2 week aged eggs for the same price – these eggs are of no less value, but are preferred for hard boiling – the older the egg the easier the shell peels.
Delivery is available within the local area if we are out and about on other errands.
Any excess eggs are delivered weekly to a local depot for Homestead Specialty Foods – these eggs are shipped to the Newmarket area for grading and to supply a larger population – this process eliminates waste, ensures that our farm supply of eggs remain fresh, and feeds more people!
2021 EGG PRICING
Flat (30 eggs)
Some Layer Chicken Facts:
Red Sex Link chickens are hybrid cross-bred birds (i.e. Rhode Island Red hen/Columbian Rock rooster) that are color sex-able when hatched. The male Red Sex Links hatch with yellow feathers and the females will hatch with a buff or brown color, more resembling their father.
Baby chickens are called chicks. Female chickens are pullets until they’re old enough to lay eggs and become hens.
Male chickens are called roosters, cocks or cockerels, depending on the country you’re in.
…And which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well, all vertebrates have eggs, but the hard shelled variety first appeared among reptiles, so you might say eggs came first.
Chickens live about eight years on average, but hens only productively lay eggs in the first two, maybe three years of their lives.
When hens are productively laying eggs, they’ll lay one egg about every 22 hours. As they get older, this becomes less and less frequent.
Stop by the farm to pick up your farm fresh eggs!
Our Meat Birds (Chickens)
Our meat birds are the White Rock breed and are raised during the summer months.
Our birds come from a local hatchery and arrive as day-old chicks which we brood in the barn.
When they are big enough, chicks are moved to an outdoor shelter within our pasture so they can laze, graze, or move and peck as they please – they enjoy the sunshine and the chance to catch all the insects they can!
Our meat birds are fed a grain ration in addition to the natural outdoor diet on pasture and always have access to fresh, clean, water.
Birds are raised to 5 – 9 lbs and processed by a local certified processing facility.
Our price per pound includes processing and we only offer whole birds at this time.
Orders are taken in advance annually, and a deposit based on quantity ordered is due at the time of order.
Our chicken is ready for pick-up in September and delivery is available within our local area for a small fee, but the meat must be delivered as soon as we pick it up at the abbatoir to remain frozen – these arrangements can be made at processing time.
What happens when the chicken is ready to be processed?
We ensure safe transport of the animal to the processing facility.
The processor contacts us when the butchering and freezing is complete.
We contact you, our customers, to let you know your product is ready for pickup at our farm or what times we are able to deliver – at this time we also provide you with our invoice which shows the total due less deposit. All amounts are due at this time and are payable to Amalgamation Acres.
2021 CHICKEN PRICING
WEIGHT (est. based on mid sized bird)
TOTAL COST (based on est.)
DEPOSIT AMOUNT REQUIRED
**2021 chickens are sold out!
Some Meat Chicken Facts:
Chickens aren’t completely flightless—they can get airborne enough to make it over a fence or into a tree.
Chickens are omnivores- they’ll eat seeds and insects but also larger prey like small mice and lizards.
With 25 billion chickens in the world, there are more of them than any other bird species. Cool eh?
Chicken has long been considered a healthy alternative to red meat – it is indeed low in saturated fat, contains higher amounts of omega-6 fatty acids than other animal meats, and is high in protein and essential vitamins and minerals such as B6, B12, iron, zinc, and copper.
A 100 gram serving of chicken breast provides 165 calories, 31 grams of protein and 3.6 grams of fat. That means that approximately 80% of the calories in chicken breast come from protein, and 20% come from fat.
Chicken.ca is a wonderful source for recipes and further information on Canadian chicken.
Place your 2021 Order with us now!
Annette and Brian MacKenzie
Amalgamation Acres, 85399 St. Helens Line, Lucknow, ON N0G 2H0