At Larkin Farms, we are committed to farming practices that put the welfare of our animals first. We promise to you, as a consumer, that we will always ensure that our animals are humanely treated, and proudly raised at the Larkin family farm.
We believe in cage-free environments and our farms are never overpopulated. We take pride in the high-quality food we produce and these are the standards we hold ourselves to. We manage the process from Farm to Table, so we take great care to ensure best practices are used throughout the whole process.
Turkey & Chicken Care
At the Larkin family farm, our chickens and turkeys are raised and tended to by us and our team who take great pride in their welfare. We are very hands on without care and making sure that they get fresh bedding and a constant water supply which ensures a stress-free environment.
Lower Stocking Levels
We allow for double the space of conventional birds. This allows more space per bird to move in the barn than conventional barn raised chicken and turkeys.
Larkin Farms chicken and turkeys are fed a nutritious, vitamin enriched diet that is 100% vegetable feed with no animal by-products. A bird must travel no further than 13 feet to access its water and feed.
Free of Antibiotics & Medications
Antibiotics and growth hormones are not allowed with Larkin chickens or turkeys. It’s our way of helping to fight the global threat of antibiotic resistance while also ensuring the Larkin products never have antibiotic residue.
Free Range Barns
No cages, wires or slotted floors are permitted. Birds must be free to express their natural behaviours. Hay bales and perches are placed in our barns to provide enrichment and activity. Our barns provide shelter from extreme temperatures and safeguard against predators and diseases. Large doors provide breeze and sunlight, giving the birds a very comfortable environment.
Low Stress Transportation
Care is taken when individually catching birds. No overcrowding is allowed and noise must be minimized during transportation. Our processing facility is less than 30 minutes away from the farm.
We believe that building a more sustainable food system starts at home. At Larkin Farms, we raise turkeys and chickens exclusively for our Island community. Together with our customers, we can reduce the carbon ‘foodprint’ of farming and help create a local food system that sustains people and the planet.
When you choose Larkin Farms poultry, you’re not just choosing the highest quality product, you’re choosing in favour of happy farming. From our family to yours, thank you for that. We know you’ll taste the difference!