Good animal husbandry always revolves around the animals’ well being, and implies both the farmer’s responsibility to care for his animals and the consumers’ concern for welfare when selecting a product. Poultry have been domesticated to the point that they must rely on human caretakers; therefore they are under our responsibility of ethical stewardship.
Good Shepherd is dedicated to bringing American Poultry Association Standard Bred poultry back from the brink of extinction and restoring their presence on the family farm. Without our efforts, these birds will become simply a memory. Our goal is to give these magnificent breeds, which are of great value to agriculture, the best possible chance of survival.
Good Shepherd strives to find a balance between our poultry and the land they occupy. Farm-raised animals can have a profound effect on the ground they range, so we are always improving our methods for providing sustainable free range that does not destroy the surrounding ecosystem.