Growing Protocol

At Ozark Mountain Poultry, we never forget that our chicken is your family’s food. That’s why we raise our chickens naturally, with no antibiotics, no hormones, no animal by-products and in comfortable, low-stress environments. You’ll taste the difference!

Does the way we raise the chickens really matter?

No Antibiotics – EVER

A growing body of evidence suggests adding antibiotics to livestock feed contributes to antibiotic resistance and decreases the effectiveness of antibiotics for humans and animals alike. While the USDA does monitor antibiotic residue in chicken to ensure any remaining residue does not exceed their threshold, we believe the healthiest option is to not feed our chickens any antibiotics – ever.

Never Fed Animal By-Products

Our chickens eat a healthy diet of natural grains, vitamins and minerals that provides a purer protein for your family. While it may be cheaper for some producers to feed their chickens animal skin, fat and “mystery parts”, it probably isn’t the healthiest decision. You can be confident that what our chickens eat contains ingredients you’d proudly serve at your dinner table.

No Added Hormones

Evidence also suggests that consuming certain hormones can increase the likelihood of developing some cancers or can cause early-onset puberty, which increases the risk factor for certain cancers. With our chicken, you can be certain there are no added hormones.

All Natural

Our chicken is 100% all natural. We believe you should consume only what nature intended. There are no added chemicals, hormones or artificial ingredients in our chicken that you bring home to your family.

Cage FREE

We believe a low-stress environment results in healthier, tastier chicken. That’s why all of our chickens are raised at local family farms where they freely roam their barn. Our farmers must pass  rigorous third-party audits and animal welfare certification standards because key to living our philosophy is keeping flocks healthy. With clean houses, fresh water available at all times, healthy ventilation, a steady stream of natural nutrients, lighting to mimic the natural environment and climate controls (complete with a backup generator), we’ve found it’s not necessary to medicate our flocks to keep them healthy and growing. Our barns provide a top-of-the line home where our chickens can comfortably do as chickens do—flock together.

It DOES Matter

We believe natural diets free of antibiotics, animal by-products and hormones, together with humane treatment, results in healthier food for your family. It’s also the right thing to do for animals, people and the environment alike. We rest comfortably knowing our flocks are healthy and nutritious while helping farmers continue their legacy of sustainability, putting back in only what nature created. We accomplish this by ensuring our chicken is diligently cared for from our farm to your home—helping you care for your family.