For ORGANIC ODISHA, the choice to be Organic, comes from respect for the environment. Respect for this planet we live on, of what it offers us - along with the knowledge of what we are doing to it, without thought for future generations.
The need to do something about the way we are treating this planet, in our own small corner of paradise.
We have never been one to argue the values of organic compared to non –organic to those who don’t want to know. We would rather lead by example, show that it can be done, and if anyone wants to know more, then we will talk about it.
The beauty of growing chickens organically, is the obvious animal welfare benefits. We would not go anywhere near chicken production, if we were not growing them completely free range, without antibiotics. Sunshine and fresh air is this best disease controller you can get, it’s free and the chickens just love it.
Not only are we doing something good for the environment, great for the chickens, but we are producing a wonderful tasting healthy food product for you, the consumer.
What is Organic?
Organic is the term given to food production or health products, grown or made, in a way that works within natural cycles or uses natural substances in its production.
What does this actually mean?
For food production it means going back to the basics of food requirements. What is the natural way these plants or animals grow. - With sunshine, shelter, good quality food, good quality water – just like us.
With organic production we use the natural cycles within nature to fertilise plants, control pest and disease. To do this we eliminate the use of chemical substitutes like pesticides and artificial fertilisers... We then encourage the property to develop its own natural ecosystem, - bring into balance the pests and beneficial insects, birds, trees, soil species- small and smaller. Apply fertilisers from natural sources that replenish the soil fertility on a long-term level and encourage the natural biology within the soil. We use the best from modern science and ancient history to proactively sustain our environment for future generations and at the same time, produce healthy food for ourselves and for you.
For ORGANIC ODISHA this means growing chickens that are free ranging on our organic property. No artificial fertilisers or pesticides are used on the property. In fact, no fertiliser is bought in for use. The chickens are free to roam, enjoy the sunshine, scratch in the grasses, dust bath and carry out all the natural behaviour a chicken would, in its natural environment, including fertilising our paddocks and trees. Sheds are rotated throughout the property providing for their daily shelter needs. An organic grain feed pellet is supplied that has all the necessary nutritional requirements, without any use of antibiotics, hormones, or other chemicals. The grain pellet is supplemented with pasture and insects as the chicken’s roam, choosing for themselves what meets their nutritional needs from mixed pasture species.