Our Chickens &
Our flocks thrive on a wholesome diet of certified organic, lush green grass. We grow our own feed, including corn and barley, which ensures our chickens are consuming the best of what Hawke’s Bay has to offer.
Nurtured as baby chicks our organic chickens are housed in clean, state of the art, solar powered ‘French Chalets’ which have windows allowing them to roam as free as they please, enjoying the fresh, green grass and environment, but protected from cold weather and predators.
We focus on quality, not quantity and are committed to producing superior tasting chicken, which has been nurtured from the pasture to your plate. Bostocks will deliver premium, succulent chickens.
Our organic chickens live twice as long as any conventional free range chicken and enjoy a better life because they are:
Bostock’s Organic Free Range Chickens are raised on an organic apple orchard in sunny Hawke’s Bay.
Ben Bostock grew up on his family apple orchard in Hawke’s Bay and is now adding a taste of protein to his families proud organic growing history by producing pure tasting, organic chicken.
Ben has grown up with a passion for healthy, safe growing processes where there is control
His father John Bostock is the pioneer of commercial organic apple production in New Zealand, so Ben has grown up with a passion for healthy, safe growing processes where there is control – which means no chemicals, no antibiotics, no hormones and no genetic modification. Welfare and quality are Ben’s key focuses.
While working for a meat export company in Auckland, Ben saw how far removed the sheep and beef farmers were from their markets. He saw an opportunity to produce a product where he controlled the whole process from the pasture to the plate – where he could grow the food, grow the chickens and distribute them to market.
Ben had the perfect environment to grow organic chickens. There was no better location than his organic family orchard in Hawke’s Bay to make his dream a reality and so the journey began! Ben researched international poultry practices, which included trips to France to see how he could produce some of the best organic chicken in the world. The French take their chicken and their freedom very seriously. Superior tasting, succulent chickens are part of French culture and identity.
Ben wanted to produce the same premium poultry in New Zealand and give the Kiwi consumer an unforgettable experience. The key to the French success is nurturing, feeding and raising chickens well.
Determined to give his organic chickens the best life, Ben purchased some ‘French Chalets’, which are state of the art, clean, spacious and solar powered. They have a solar operated feeding system and windows, which enable the chickens to roam freely outside once they’re fully feathered. The chalets are also mobile and can be moved regularly to ensure the flocks have fresh grass all year around.
Ben established Bostock’s Organic Free Range Chicken in June 2014. His vision is to educate Kiwi consumers about where their food comes from and the benefits of eating organic chicken. Ben enjoys running a successful business that meets all welfare standards, is kind on the environment and is economic and sustainable.
No chemicals, no antibiotics, no hormones and no genetic modifications.
Kind on the environment, economic and sustainable.
The key to success is nurturing, feeding and raising the chickens well.