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The Freedom Ranger day-old chicks are hatched in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. The breeding stock is imported from the regions of Burgundy and Brittany (France). The genetic stock is derived from the American and European old heritage breed of chicken and was developed in the early 1960’s to meet the highest standards of the French Label Rouge Free Range program. Currently, the Freedom Ranger genetic stock is used by most non-factory farm production models (alternative) all across Europe and also by small pastured poultry producers in search of a traditionally raised farm chicken - just like the "oldies", healthy and with a succulent flavor and texture.
Since our Freedom Rangers are a slower growing breed, they are naturally better suited to the higher welfare and all true natural rearing systems (full pasturing, free range, organic, certified, backyard etc.…). In the United States most modern poultry industrial production models use fast growing breeds (hybrid white synthetic Cornish crosses).
Natural instinct and behavior is preserved in the selection and growing methods of our Freedom Ranger breeding stock. It goes without saying that our birds love foraging in pastures, free ranging outside, always looking for natural sunlight and fresh air, as well as ground scratching and dust bathing.
At J. M. Hatchery Inc. we strongly believe in traditional, sustainable, and environmentally friendly farming methods, and we are convinced that allowing the chickens to do what comes naturally ensures an incredible meal for your table!
Our current assortment of Freedom Ranger day-old chicks is made of:
*Poulet = Chicken in French (pronounced [poo-lay'])
Performance goals under true natural rearing systems:
Based on the results and experiences of our own flocks and our customers’ flocks, the Freedom Ranger assortment will reach 4 to 5 LBS Live Weight in a minimum of 9 weeks and a maximum of 11 weeks. In no way does this data constitute a warranty or guarantee of the same performance as conditions of nutrition, management, health, density or physical and biological environments (weather and relief) vary from producers to producers.
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NOTE: When you order Freedom Ranger chicks, you will receive a random assortment of all in stock varieties mentioned above. We cannot separate by line at hatching, so please do not request specific counts of a particular line of chicks.
Note: Chicks are hatched every week of the year.
We are happy to announce that we have transferred sales of the Freedom Ranger chicks to our son-in-law, Kendall Fox, Freedom Ranger Hatchery, Inc. Kendall has been doing an excellent job hatching these chicks for us for the past three years. JM Hatchery will continue to own and manage the breeding flocks that produce these fine chicks, therefore, you should see no difference in the quality of the chicks that you receive. The sales and ordering process have simply been transferred.
Kendall, Ginger & family
On August 1, 2012, Kendall & Ginger began a 3 year term of missionary service on the island of Grenada. Arthur & Lisa Detweiler (Ginger's sister) have taken over the responsibility of running Freedom Ranger Hatchery, Inc. while the Fox's are gone. You can continue to order directly from Art or Lisa at www.Freedom Ranger Hatchery, Inc. or contact them at:
Freedom Ranger Hatchery, Inc.
190 North Blainsport Road
Reinholds, PA 17569
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