Nomad Heritage Chicken
Nomad Farms is very proud to be producing the award winning Australian heritage breed - Sommerlad. Nomad Heritage Chickens have an inherently slow growth rate resulting in a beautifully balanced bird. Their meat is nutritionally dense and has outstanding texture and flavour.
Nomad Heritage Chickens are selected for the table between 10 and 14 weeks of age, (where as standard supermarket chicken is processed at 5 weeks of age). Their naturally slow growth rate allows their organs, muscles and bones to grow in harmony, and their longer outdoor life allows them time to develop intramuscular fat, and nutrient dense meat, with outstanding texture and flavour.
As are all Nomad Chooks, our heritage birds are non-certified organic and raised on pasture under the protection of our guardian Maremma dog, Banjo. Uniquely, Nomad Heritage Chickens from the first day of their lives are out on pasture in a mobile Nomad Pasture Brooder. Here they learn to actively forage amongst fresh pasture, dust bathe, and bask in the sun. At four weeks of age they then graduate to an open Nomadic Shelter. From here they roam free during the day foraging Nomad Farm's healthy, diverse and chemical free pastures, and roost in their Nomadic Shelter at night. The Nomadic Shelter is regularly moved onto fresh pasture for their benefit and so we keep up to our main game, regenerative farming. We use techniques which not only prevent damage to landscape, but actively regenerate it. For our efforts in exploring and sharing these ideas we were awarded the 2015 SA Landcare Award for Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices.
So what does this all result in? An exceptional meat bird, raised in a natural and healthy environment that regenerates the land.