Camps Road Farm Broilers are
- Pasture Raised
- Hormone Free
- Antibiotic Free
- Fed Local, Organic Grains
Cornish Cross Broilers are fast growing birds bred specifically for meat production.
Camps Road Farm Broilers are raised on pasture foraging for bugs and grasses. They live in mobile chicken tractors and move daily according to a carefully planned, rotational grazing pattern.
Camps Road Farm egg layers live exclusively on pasture in mobile coops. These coops are moved every day following a carefully planned, rotational grazing pattern ensuring a fresh forage of grass and bugs for the bird and great organic pest control for the farmer. Our layers enjoy certified organic, non-GMO supplemental grain from Morrison’s Feeds and scraps from the garden and kitchen.
Breeds Currently on the Farm
- Barred Rocks, also known as Plymouth Rocks, or simply Rocks, are an American breed of bird developed in New England during the 1800s. Considered a “dual purpose” bird, the Barred Rock is valued for its meat and egg laying prowess. They are generally well tempered and are also known for being excellent mothers. This cold-hardy bird fares very well during New England Winters.
- Sex Links. There are many variations of this prodigious egg layer, but one common trait among them is that sex can be determined at hatching by color.
- Easter Eggers are often confused with their cousins, the Araucana, and the Ameraucana. All lay blued hued eggs The color is a result of a retrovirus that occurred sometime during domestication. Of course, humans are not affected by this. In fact, their eggs are very popular among customers, which makes up for the fact that they are not considered strong layers.
- Orpingtons are another breed prized for it’s meat quality and egg production. Like Rocks, they are good mothers, well tempered, and so cold-hardy they will lay throughout Winter.
- Black Australorps were developed in Austrailia during the late 19th century by crossing Black Orpingtons with Long Island Reds, Langshan, White Leghorn, Minorca, and Barred Rock. Regarded as one of the best utility breeds, their egg laying ability broke world records during the early 20th century (364 eggs in 365 days) without the use of artificial light during the short winter days.
Camps Road Farm Sheep are
- Free Range
- Grass Fed
- Grain Free
- Sustainably Raised
- Humanely Treated
- Hormone Free
- Antibiotic Free
Katahdins are a variety of domestic sheep originating in the state of Maine. They are a valued breed for many reasons.
- Meat quality
- Flocking instinct
- Hair (which is shed, so no shearing)
- Naturally strong resistance against internal parasites
We started our flock with help from the good folks at Evans and Evans Farm.
The sheep here at Camps Road Farm live out on pasture, rotating in front of the chickens, feasting on a diversity of vegetation and forage. The only time they go inside is during a heavy snow, and even then they are fed hay. No grain. Not ever. We don’t add anything to their diet aside from occasional free choice trace mineral supplements. Katahdins have become an important part of our system in several ways.
- Maintaining healthy pastures
- Weeding and mowing hop yard
- Rejuvenating grassland
- Reducing consumption of fossil fuels