We are a Small Family Farm located in the Inland Northwest near Spokane, Washington.
We practice sustainable and organic farming methods.
The key word is FRESH,FRESH,FRESH !!!
Eggs FRESH from a local farm; layed, gathered and delivered this week! No long term refrigeration, no multiple handling, no transporting all over the nation for long distances. No disinfectant or preservative coatings needed! This is why egg whites aren't watery and yolks are firm and bright colored. Natural membranes of the egg shell keep out water and bacteria for 7-10 days during handling. For the best quality and nutrition, use eggs within 30 days.
Chickens are fed FRESH feed ground and mixed on the farm using fresh crop grains from local farms whenever possible.. Feed is a fresh ground and mixed with a custom blend including available organic ingredients with NO soy. This means NO low cost feed grain from long term storage that may have been treated frequently with insecticides and fungicides. Also the feed has no rendered animal or poultry bi-products. Instead Alfalfa, Flax and Seaweed are used to provide the supplemental ingredients needed., which also raises the level of Omega-3 . Instead of feeding arsenic, antibiotics and hormones to stimulate growth and egg production we use probiotics and fresh alfalfa or green pasture, when in season, for supplemental vitamin mineral intake. Our layer feed is "Vegetarian" but our chickens are not. They are allowed to forage on whatever bugs, worms and critters the pasture or barnyard provides.
The Layers get FRESH air and sunlight everyday! They are free range and on pasture in the growing season. No cage confinement with artificial ventilation or stagnant ammonia filled air and artificial lighting year around. Also water is from the farm well and is "not fooled around with" in any way. Chickens enjoy a normal social life so you may find an occasional blood speck in an egg ,which is harmless.
Rocky Ridge Ranch started raising chickens free range in 1987 with only 12 layers. Soon an egg surplus developed and as folks have discovered our eggs the demand for eggs has steadily grown. We have increased to about 400 layers at present with 200 additional pullets on feed for the next season. Since these chickens live as natural as possible the egg production varies with the season and weather changes so please be patient when temporary shortages develop.
You can purchase our eggs in Spokane at:
We raise Cornish Cross chicks to Broiler size, normally 4.5 to 6.0 lb's dressed weight. This is a giant variety of chicken known for rapid growth so they can be harvested at a good size while they are still young and tender. We raise and feed them almost the same as the Layers above. These birds have a rich full natural flavor and firm tender flesh that provides a gourmet dining experience. They are processed locally at our farm or at a local WSDA licensed processor. Mass produced poultry can't duplicate the eating quality of these broilers. After leaving the baby chick brooders in our barn they have free access to outdoor sun and fresh air with plenty of room to roam around We do not raise our broilers in crowded pens or cages; they roam freely on an open pasture area with the perimeter fenced for their protection. Free-Range-Pastured Broilers are available fresh or frozen by Custom Order (see order form) , May thru October. Call or check the news letter for current prices. We can also take orders at the S. Perry St Farmer's Market.
We also raise a few Free-Range-Pastured Turkeys grown very similar to the broilers above except they normally wander around the Ranch anywhere they please. We require a special order (see order form) for turkeys for pick-up in November. Check the news letter for current prices. We call them "Banquet Turkeys" because they usually range in size from 15 to 25 lbs to feed a large family or holiday group. Since our turkeys are fresh they do not need to be injected with butter or other seasoned fat to make them taste good and be tender and juicy. They will be tender and juicy naturally! Ducks and Geese are also available.
Call or email for current prices and send us an order form to reserve your Poultry.