Tedach Ranch raises heritage breed poultry,
the kinds traditionally raised on family farms before the advent
of agribusiness conglomerates. These standard varieties are not
only rare and in need of conservation, but possess the natural health
and vitality to excel in a free range operation. The poultry have
daily access to natural prairie grass from as soon as they are old
enough to go outside. They forage on pasturage that has never been
farmed or had chemical fertilizers applied for at least the past
20 years. The birds are raised humanely, provided shelter from severe
weather and given secure nighttime quarters safe from predation.
The birds have constant access to clean, non-fluoridated well water.
Their feed is 100% vegetarian and free of animal byproducts. The
grain is purchased from local feed mills and is specially formulated
for free range poultry.
We encourage members to bring their families
out and visit the ranch. Not only will you get to see beautiful
and rare poultry, but youll learn what a free range poultry
operation is all about and acquire a better appreciation for the
American family farm. This is a working ranch, though, and any visits
must be scheduled in advance.
Other Natural Food
Although Tedach Ranch itself is
primarily a poultry operation our interest in all natural, chemical
free food has motivated us to develop relationships with local area
producers of other types of natural food. Consequently the Co-op
can provide its members access to all natural pork, beef, and buffalo
meat. These items are available in bulk, such as a whole pig or
a side of beef, in sampler packs, or a few selected cuts of meat.