Address: 806 Huffville Road, Pilot VA 24138 / (804) 387-5175
Grass - Fed
About Us / The Happy Rooster Farm History:
We have 20 acres where we produce beef, pork, whole chickens, lamb, chicks, laying birds, and eggs. We started about 11 years ago with chickens simply for eggs and entertainment. We have grown as a result of our desire to produce as much of our own food as we could to be more self-sustaining while also reducing our exposure to chemicals and our reliance on petroleum products. We have always felt it was important to know where our food was coming from and how it was raised- raising our own is the perfect answer.
We have two young girls who love being on the farm and particularly enjoy taking care of the chickens and collecting eggs. We are happy not only to have our small farm to allow us to raise our own food, but also to provide our children with a healthy life where they can get outside, run and play, and interact with the animals whenever they would like. It also teaches them great responsibility, as our animals depend on us to take care of them every day.
We offer beef and pork both by the cut and by shares, whole chicken, lambs, and eggs. Our beef is only grass-fed and our pork and chickens are fed a non-GMO feed. Our eggs, whole chickens, chicks, and our pork are Animal Welfare Approved. This is a third party certifier that has rigorous requirements for meeting the highest welfare and environmental standards.
We are registered with Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) in their "Virginia Finest" and "Virginia Grown" programs. We are also inspected by VDACS which allows our eggs and home-processed chickens to be sold to stores and restaurants.
We only use heritage breeds (some of which are listed as threatened or endangered) and encourage other local farms to do the same- the difference between a commercial breed and a heritage breed is something you can see and taste!