Multi Award Winning Sommerlad Heritage Chicken (Individual Birds)

Price: $32.00kg
Deposit per bird (due now): $35.00

This listing is for retail priced Sommerlad Heritage chickens. Cartons of birds are available at wholesale rates, here.  Individual birds are available at wholesale rates as part of our mixed cartons, here.

Our Sommerlad Heritage Bred Chickens are grown by Kim and Bryan Kiss on their family farm in Wellington, NSW. Award-winning high welfare table birds bred, raised and grown on farm. Pastured, free-ranging, happy, healthy chooks.  

Because Sommerlad chickens grow slowly and in their natural environment, they reach a variety of differing shapes, sizes, and skin colouring. These fully free-ranging pastured chickens are processed at 15-17 weeks, regardless of size. Like people, a naturally grown animal will have variances in appearance, body shape, and fat layering. Our chickens are bred, raised and grown on farm

Make your order, pay your deposit, and we’ll invoice you the balance depending on the bird size of your choice. Chickens are supplied frozen. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, nd 2021 Delicious Produce Award-winning chicken. 

  • Age: 15-17 weeks
  • Seasonal Weights: 1.3kg – 3.6kg per bird.

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Product Details

Multiple award-winning Sommerlad Heritage chickens are exclusively bred by just five (5) authorised Sommerlad farmers spread across Australia. These are an exclusive, prestige chicken and advance orders are highly recommended. Unlike the standard white chickens (Cobb or Ross) available from almost all meat chicken farms in Australia, Sommerlad table birds are bred on farm using heritage genetics, live longer, free ranging lives, and are processed and hand finished chemical free. 

Sommerlad chickens look, cook and taste completely different from any chicken available to Australia. They are fully pastured, free ranging heritage breeds, reminiscent of the famous Bresse and Label Rouge chickens from France, and perfect for those seeking deeply flavoured natural poultry the way chicken used to be. Sommerlad chickens are used in some of the best restaurant kitchens around Australia. 

All Hand Sourced Sommerlad chickens come direct from the breeding farm and carry PROOF certification. No hormones, growth promotants, chemical intervention, no synthetics or lot feeding.  Just 100% natural chicken, the way it used to be. 

We are proud to be Brisbane’s sole distributor of Sommerlad Heritage Chicken and a small range of Sommerlad ready-to-eat products as made by our farmers.

For food service, hospitality, and retailer pricing, please contact us directly: hello@handsourced.com.au

Sommerlad chicken - hand sourced

About the Kiss Family Farm

Bryan & Kim Kiss - Grassland Poultry

Bryan and Kim Kiss are a husband and wife team who run “Meramie”, a 1500ha farm at an altitude of 540m to 640 in the foothills of the Central West Slopes and Plains, NSW. Their property vision is to maintain an environmentally friendly and productive farm with healthy perennial pastures. It’s a return to nature in many ways with a simple, low input philosophy that involves synergistic projects that benefit each other and the land. Their aim is to be better than organic (yes, that is possible, says Kim), and to have a balanced active connection to everything they do.

Grassland Poultry are fully PROOF certified.

Hand Sourced Sommerlad chickens are bred, grown and processed for our Brisbane market, and are exclusively available through our food service division.

About the Sommerlads

Michael-and-Katherine-Sommerlad

Michael & Kathryn Sommerlad - Founders of Sommerlad Chicken

Until November 2017 the Sommerlad family personally managed, bred, and developed their exclusive heritage table poultry for the Australian market. Diverse pedigree strains, specifically bred to thrive in free-range pasture rearing environments, mean they are well suited to Australian climatic conditions. Sommerlad chickens are, by nature, active foragers. They boast long, strong legs, colourful plumage and walk tall and proud due to pasture grazing and a natural diet.​ Unlike commercial strains, Sommerlad birds are naturally slow grown for 10-12 weeks before processing.

Michael Sommerlad now consults to each of the Sommerlad authorised farmers, providing assistance, guidance and support as this major milestone continues gather traction in our food system. At a time when nearly all chicken farmed and eaten in our country comes from the same imported genetic stock, Sommerlad chicken represents a quiet revolution in Australian chicken farming.

Hand Sourced Sommerlad chickens are bred, grown and processed for our Brisbane market, and are exclusively available through our food service division.

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