The Rainbow Prairie Chicken


The Sustainable Chicken


we have been raising chickens since July 1st 1991. Rainbow Ranch Farms is a California based, sustainable farm and ranch founded in 1991 when Jack Schmidt and I made the purchase of some acres in Pinon Hills, CA. located in the High Desert of Southern California;  We originally also had a goose named Nibbles, and she went everywhere with us, much like a pet dog. We had dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits and even a horse. 


Today the little farm has grown. RRF grows heritage/standard multi-purpose, dual purpose chickens using physio-organic sustainable farming methods. We are certified producers and growers of cattle, lamb, sheep, goats, turkeys, ducks, game and HOGS too.









What We Look For in A Chicken:


A Heritage, Standard Breed

Multi-Purpose, Dual Purpose

Natural Breeder

Good Setter Hen

Protective Flock Roosters

Excellent Foragers

Good Layer Qualities

Protective Mother Hens

Naturally High Immune System

Excellent Meat Qualities

Strong Legs, Bones, Healthy Organs and Sharp Central Nervous System

Beautiful Full Feathering

Naturally Disease Resistant

Requiring NO Antibiotics 

Requiring NO Vaccines

At Least 85% Hatch Rate

Develop a Market Size by 12-16 Weeks 

Grow and Perform Well WITHOUT Corn, Soy, Wheat, Gluten, Fishmeal or Flax

Have a Strong, Distinctive, All Natural Flavor with Buttery Finish

Thrive in Very Cold Climate, Hot Climate, Withstand High, Wind-Gusts and Snow

Live Well Among Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Goats, Turkeys, Ducks and Geese

Produce Nutritious, Delicious Eggs Loaded in DHA, Omega-3 and CLA's

78% or Higher Meat Yield

Nutrient Dense Bones, Meat and Fats




Our criteria are very high, as are our standards, and our poultry needs are far from basic.