Organic Goodness in County Wexford
Farming in an Organic and Free Range Way
At Regan Organic Farm, Mary Regan works hard with her family and employees to produce free range organic poultry and meat reared as naturally as possible, along with a range of organic fruits and veggies. The farm has been in the family for generations, traditionally a mixed farm. In the last few years, the team have focussed on producing organic poultry, mostly chickens but also some ducks, turkeys and pigs along with the fruit and veg. Regan Organic Farm is certified by the Organic Trust.
Chicks from breeds like Ross and Hubbard are bought in at one day old and kept warm with gas brooders, eating a certified organic feed. At about three or four weeks of age, and they are allowed out in to the various paddocks on the farm to roam freely, dining out on grasses, herbs and bugs. Doing what chickens kept free range on traditional farms have always done. Farming these birds is a hands-on business, with monitoring on a daily basis. They are manually let out bright and early in the mornings and brought in again each night. During the day, they always have access to indoors. Regan Organic Farm chickens are happy birds who like to wander the great outdoors and see what’s going on in the world!
When it comes to time for processing, which is done on the farm, procedures are monitored strictly by the vet, to ensure the birds are treated humanely, with as much care as they have had in life. Waste is dealt with by a disposal company in Waterford and all records are scrupulously kept throughout the lives of the birds. Unlike chickens farmed indoors in a conventional system, Regan Organic chickens take over three months to reach maturity before processing. This allows the flesh to develop good texture, making it succulent, juicy and flavourful when cooked. A Regan free range organic chicken is the ultimate of birds for a feast.
Business is conducted here through word of mouth. Anyone who has eaten one of these superlative products is only too happy to crow about it, pardon our pun! If you want to get your hands on one of these fine stately birds, place an order direct with the farm on a Monday morning. Birds are processed to order and will be ready for delivery on a Wednesday. Chickens are delivered weekly to Wexford, Dublin and Cork, with some deliveries nationwide. Birds can also be collected at the farm. All orders must be with the farm before midday on the Monday of each week. Chickens are available whole or in various cuts, as shown on the Regan Organic Farm website, which you can also order from. You’ll soon be flocking to get your hands on one of these gorgeous chickens!