Red Hill Farms was established March 4, 1941 when James Martin Bryant and family were forced off their Ohatchee Alabama farm to make way for the Pelham Range training area of Fort McClellan. Farm production at the Cropwell Alabama farm included cotton, honey, pork, poultry, cows and vegetables. Today we still continue to raise beef cattle and hay, but lately we've given a second look to an old craft: Poultry. We haven't produced chicken for profit on the farm in over 50 years. We are now raising pastured poultry. What a joy it is to not only produce a good product, but a product that is good for you and your family. Our birds start out in a brooder to simulate being raised by a mother hen. At two to three weeks depending on development and weather conditions, the chicks are moved out to pasture and reside in a mobile coop that not only allows for plenty of fresh air and sunshine but protection from predators and the elements. The coop is moved once each day at first and then twice each day in the latter stage of growth. Once outside the chicks consume grass, clovers, bugs, worms, and a healthy ration of ground whole grains mixed with all natural Fertrell Poultry Balancer to round out a perfect diet for a healthy chicken. This process doesn't include any type of antibiotics or unnatural ingredients that would be passed on to your family. We are in production from Spring into the Fall, but supplies are limited so call in advance for pick up arrangements. You can pickup fresh on processing day (bring your cooler and ice) or pick them up frozen. For large quantities a drop point may be arranged. Red Hill Farms, Vaughan and Christa Bryant,
A major benefit of raising animals on pasture is that their products are healthier for you. For example, compared with feedlot meat, meat from grass-fed beef, bison, lamb and goats has less total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. It also has more vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and a number of health-promoting fats, including omega-3 fatty acids and “conjugated linoleic acid,” or CLA.When you choose to eat meat, eggs, and dairy products from animals raised on pasture, you are improving the welfare of the animals, helping to put an end to environmental degradation, helping small-scale ranchers and farmers make a living from the land, helping to sustain rural communities, and giving your family the healthiest possible food. It’s a win-win-win-win situation.