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After settling into daily life on the farm and as parents of young children, with all the recent media attention we too questioned the origin of our chicken. We wanted our children to eat Free Range Halal Chicken but we didn’t know where to buy it. We tried over 20 butchers around North and East London but much to our dismay no one was interested in the quality or origins of the chickens, we found the whole mechanism to be price driven with no traceability and no particular quality control.
After all the searching and questioning of the welfare and origins of the meat we were consuming; we could not find anyone who was offering a fully Halal and Tayyib product. We wanted to know how the meat/poultry that we were eating had been raised, fed and how they had been slaughtered. We were not happy that no one was able to offer full trace-ability for their produce or as as most producers just buying in animals/poultry to slaughter. As we were not satisfied with what we found we decided to do it ourselves.
We first tried our hand at keeping egg laying chickens just to get used to caring for them and having a small reward to collect at the end of each day!
We then bought a small batch of chicks to rear for meat, as we were so worried about the little ones we built a small brooder which we kept it in our dinning room so that we could check on them through the night! As soon as they were old enough to go outside we put them out to free range and it’s from here that our Halal Farming adventure began!
Alhumdullilah we now rear regular small batches of chickens, ducks, turkeys and goats throughout the year. All of our feed is Organic which is supplied by a local company called “Marriages”. We believe all of our animals should eat a healthy balanced diet, with no growth promoters or antibiotics, just plenty of room to roam around and be able to forage in grass (did you know Chickens eat grass!). Our chickens, ducks and turkeys are all raised in small batches and roam freely in large five acre paddocks.
Initially our birds were taken to a HMC approved Halal poultry abattoir to be slaughtered (we were present during slaughtering) but in March 2015 we built an EU Approved UNSTUNNED slaughtering facility on the farm, which is regulated by the FSA and mashAllah offer fresh poultry every month from February through to December.
We have since successfully mashAllah been rearing batches of free range chickens from day olds to slaughter at between 10-12 weeks, almost double the time that commercial birds are reared, and have been able to experience the amazing flavor of our tasty slow grown birds, and this is what we would like to share with you, HALAL FREE RANGE TASTY CHICKENS AND MEATS. We are the only farm in the UK that can offer you the full reassurance that all our HALAL and TAYYIB poultry is reared and slaughtered onsite and not bought from other farms.
We have also over the past few years started rearing our own goats which are born on the farm and buying orphan lambs from a local farm that are milk reared and then FREE RANGED. As we only sell what we rear they are only available for sale once or twice a year but well worth the wait.
We rear for ourselves and now we invite you to try and share what we rear!!
EnshaAllah speak to you soon
Zakariyah(Son), Umran(Daddy), Saima(Mummy) Safiyyah(Daughter)
Z.U.S.S. Halal Family; WE REAR, WE CARE, WE SLAUGHTER, WE SHARE