Rhug Brown Chickens are slow maturing birds that free range onto organic pastures for 14 to 16 weeks .The birds are hand reared in a temperature controlled environment for the first 10 days. Because of the smaller flock size imposed by the Soil Association the birds are able to exhibit their natural behaviour. The addition of shelters in the field and perches in the houses adds to their comfort . With each batch the huts are moved onto fresh ground and this patch is not returned to for two years to prevent the build up of disease. The chickens are finished in stress free environment where they are allowed to truly free range, exercising all day picking and scratching in the clover rich pasture, just enjoying the freedom of outside life. This results in flavoursome firm textured meat.