8. Our Promise:"Our chickens are not fat, rounded, with flawless skin", but:
i. We do not clean the rebans with toxic chemicals and disinfectants, the residue of which
may end in the chickens.
ii. We do not use harmful toxic pesticides to get rid of flies, fleas, mites, etc.
iii. We do not use treated wood shavings as litter which may contain toxic wood treatment
iv. We do not rinse the carcasses in chlorine or other potentially toxic chemical disinfectants.
v. We do not debeak our chickens.
vi. We do not use hormones, steroids or banned drugs.
vii. We do not feed meat-and-bone meal, blood meal nor fish meal
viii. We do not sell diseased chickens or chickens under medication.
ix. We do not use antibiotics as a preventive or as a growth enhancer.
9. What is your Mission Statement?
To raise healthy clean chickens without harmful chemicals and drugs, to raise them in a humane manner, and to supply them to consumers at an affordable price.
10. Sometimes your chickens have reddish patches on their skin.
Yes, this is because of insect bites and also due to pecking. We do not debeak our chickens so they do inflict some damage on themselves. However, we consider debeaking a barbaric practice just to ensure that consumers receive a chicken with flawless skin. Insect bites are inevitable for free-ranging birds in our climatic conditions.
11. What is your Black Skinned Chicken, why is it so large and sometimes it is not as purple black as those in the supermarkets?
The supermarket black skinned chickens are a cross between broilers and chickens selected for the black color gene for skin and bone. It is not a genuine "silkie", the proper name for the black skinned chicken. You can see live examples of the supermarket variety at Pudu wet market where you can see that the feather is that of a normal chicken. The small size is because they sell you a spring chicken, not a full grown chicken.
Genuine silkies come in two sizes, standard (large) and bantam (small). Traditionally, the chinese raise bantam size silkies. We decided to grow standard size silkies because they are value for money. Examples of our silkies can be found in pet-shops (there is a large one at Mid-Valley Mega Mall) where they sell for up to RM85 for a chick of a few weeks of age. We sell ours full grown for RM20 each. Our silkies have silkie feathers and are 5 toed.
For medicinal purposes, always use full grown silkies, not spring chickens.
Click here for pictures of silkies and then compare with those found at the wet markets.
11. What other products are you selling?
Our durians, jackfruits and cempedak are grown without any chemical fertilisers nor do we spray insecticides. Our durians are naturally fragrant and have a nice "ice-cream"-like texture. We sell our durians for RM 15.00 per D24 fruit, averaging 1.5kg to 2 kg per fruit.
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