The East Family, are a third generation of local Western Australian farmers in Manjimup. Their farming mission is simple: healthy soil, healthy pasture, and healthy chickens. On their farm they believe healthy soil is the foundation for creating healthy food. For this reason, they start from the ground up, using multi species pastures that promote more soil life and provide diverse nutrient dense pastures for their chickens. From three weeks old the chicks are free to eat the pasture, forage for bugs, have fresh air, take dust baths and soak up the sunlight at their leisure. They say it is great fun to watch their chickens scratch for bugs and they get so excited when they catch a worm! They rotate their chickens daily to fresh pasture giving them a new salad bar of greens and fresh bedding. What’s great is that they work with the chickens to naturally fertilise the pasture as their manure breaks down. In addition to the pasture, chickens are fed with a non-medicated feed that has no added hormones or antibiotics to ensure they have an all-round source of nutrients that includes wheat, canola, lupin and mill mix.