HOW TO BUY
We are proud to announce that our Milking Yard Chickens are now available for sale in our online store, through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme and of course through our wonderful retail butchers. We offer our customers a choice between four different types of whole chicken:
Our smallest and most tender Pullet weighing 2 to 3 kgs. Lean and with delicate flavours, this chicken suits 4-5 people for one meal. This chicken is grown to at least 80 days.
Our Queen of Pullets is covered in rich fat and is full of flavour. This Pullet has darker meat and stronger flavour while retaining incredible moisture. Perfect for a classic roast and weighing 3 to 4 kgs these chickens are grown to 100 to 120 days and feed 6 to 8 people.
Our young Cockerels are larger, leaner and slightly firmer than our Pullets while retaining wonderful flavour. Perfect for classic dishes such as Coq au Vin, these chickens have roamed our pastures for 80 to 100 days, weigh 3 to 4 kgs and feed 6 to 8 people.
Our Grand Roosters are our largest chickens and have delicious dark, firm meat, and juicy thick skin which crisps beautifully. Our Roosters weigh 4 to 5 kgs and are perfect for a banquet dinner, a special occasion roast or for many meals if portioned. Grown for over 100 days they feed 8 to 12 people comfortably.
Our chickens are sold whole, and we are happy to prepare them for you in one of three ways:
Natural: with head and feet on
Classic: head and feet removed
Convenient: in portions with frame (carcass bones), head and feet removed
If you have special requirements, please ask in the Special Request section when you make your purchase.
Orders close each week at 5 pm Monday. Deliveries are normally made on the following Wednesday, Thursday or Friday and will arrive in reusable eco cartons with ice packs to keep them chilled for up to 24 hours. Your Milking Yard Chickens will be vacuumed sealed and can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks or frozen if preferred. Deliveries can be to be made to a home address or office in metro Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula, and regional Victoria.
Our wool lined eco cartons from Planet Protector are completely reusable and recyclable. You can return all the packaging to us at no charge using the post bags we send you.
“I cut the chicken into smaller pieces for quick Saturday lunch. Recipe based on Julia Ostro’s one pot chicken roast. Came out great 😋
— Kiyoko, Trentham
Insanely delicious Milking Yard Farm chicken tonight care of Meatsmith.
Truly mind blowing.
Thank you! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Dan, Collingwood