Azienda Agricola San Bartolomeo

Free-range farm

Free-range means raising outdoors and putting animal welfare at the center through the use of large spaces for grazing, a healthy, natural, GMO-free diet and respect for the natural cycles of growth and development specific to each breed.

Our chickens scratch around happily outdoors grazing, having about 107 to 215 square feet per head, all day, from sunrise to sunset. They then return to the arks to rest and protect themselves from nocturnal predators and bad weather.

They begin to venture outdoors after the first four weeks of life according to the seasons and external temperatures, in order to take advantage of the space of the land and woods to move and feed as they please.

All our animals are bred freely in the wild, with plenty of space to graze, scratch and eat what they find in nature.
Our bare-necked Label Fermier chickens originate from Normandy and Brittany, France, and are brought to our farm from day one.

Despite the distance, we made this choice because the French breeding breeds have not been genetically modified to be fast-growing, they are sedentary. By nature the Italian ones are large grazers who like to do a lot of movement and live outdoors.
The chicks live inside houses heated specifically to replicate the heat of the hen. They then go out into the countryside within the fourth week of weaning.
They lead this life for about 120/130 days before sexual development in order to maintain firm but tender and tasty flesh.
After each breeding cycle the spaces have rested for a few months in order to allow the soil to regenerate with fresh, green grass and new nutrients to allow a healthy diet for our animals. For us, respecting animal welfare means respecting our animals, the environment and ourselves.

We have decided to leave our animals free to graze by choosing only free-range breeds suitable for life in the wild.
This completely natural and ancient farming method allows our chickens to scratch around all day, stimulating continuous movement and the development of muscle mass. These are all characteristics that accompanied by a healthy diet, allow the meat to be leaner, firmer and have thinner skin.

Having contact with the open and clean air of our countryside, a natural diet seasoned with many herbs, natural sources of omega3, vitamins and antioxidants, as well as continuous distractions in the search for food, social interactions and long walks are all fundamental factors that contribute to perfect the well-being of our animals. This leads them to live a healthy life, and
thus enhancing the organoleptic and nutritional qualities of our products making them ideal for the diets of sportsmen, children and people from zero to one hundred years of age by rediscovering the true flavor of chicken, too often forgotten.

Free-range means raising outdoors and putting animal welfare at the center through the use of large spaces for grazing, a healthy, natural, GMO-free diet and respect for the natural cycles of growth and development specific to each breed.

Our chickens scratch around happily outdoors grazing, having about 107 to 215 square feet per head, all day, from sunrise to sunset. They then return to the arks to rest and protect themselves from nocturnal predators and bad weather.

They begin to venture outdoors after the first four weeks of life according to the seasons and external temperatures, in order to take advantage of the space of the land and woods to move and feed as they please.

All our animals are bred freely in the wild, with plenty of space to graze, scratch and eat what they find in nature.
Our bare-necked Label Fermier chickens originate from Normandy and Brittany, France, and are brought to our farm from day one.

Despite the distance, we made this choice because the French breeding breeds have not been genetically modified to be fast-growing, they are sedentary. By nature the Italian ones are large grazers who like to do a lot of movement and live outdoors.
The chicks live inside houses heated specifically to replicate the heat of the hen. They then go out into the countryside within the fourth week of weaning.
They lead this life for about 120/130 days before sexual development in order to maintain firm but tender and tasty flesh.
After each breeding cycle the spaces have rested for a few months in order to allow the soil to regenerate with fresh, green grass and new nutrients to allow a healthy diet for our animals. For us, respecting animal welfare means respecting our animals, the environment and ourselves.

We have decided to leave our animals free to graze by choosing only free-range breeds suitable for life in the wild.
This completely natural and ancient farming method allows our chickens to scratch around all day, stimulating continuous movement and the development of muscle mass. These are all characteristics that accompanied by a healthy diet, allow the meat to be leaner, firmer and have thinner skin.

Having contact with the open and clean air of our countryside, a natural diet seasoned with many herbs, natural sources of omega3, vitamins and antioxidants, as well as continuous distractions in the search for food, social interactions and long walks are all fundamental factors that contribute to perfect the well-being of our animals. This leads them to live a healthy life, and thus enhancing the organoleptic and nutritional qualities of our products making them ideal for the diets of sportsmen, children and people from zero to one hundred years of age by rediscovering the true flavor of chicken, too often forgotten.