Reed Farm is named after co-owner Peter's great grandfather, George Xenophon Reed, who inherited the family farm in Masonville, Iowa. He was a pioneer in raising Beltsville turkeys from Beltsville MD, a new breed of turkey at the time that were white and large breasted. Our farm today was founded in 2019 with the goal of raising healthy poultry for consumption while improving the land.
Reed Farm chickens are Cornish Cross, sourced from Moyer's Chicks in Quakertown, PA. We source our non-GMO feed from Green Mountain Feeds in Bethel, VT.
Our chickens are pasture-raised using a rotational grazing method, year-round (as season allows), and closed in hoop houses for overnight protection. During the winter, they are raised in greenhouse hoop houses, utilizing the deep litter method. They are never treated with hormones or antibiotics.