Give your child a Herefordshire country start to life no matter where you live! Fresh air, open fields, organic food to eat, no nasty antibiotics or anything we wouldn’t eat ourselves (except maybe a few grubs and worms!) Our chickens are happy and live happily in the sunshine and fresh air – they don’t suffer from sore bottoms and we certainly don’t clip their beaks.
When can my baby eat chicken?
Traditionally, parents have been advised to introduce poultry and other types of meat after veggies and fruits – typically, at around 7 months of age. However, new research has suggested that there may be advantages in introducing meat to baby earlier than this – perhaps even as a first food.
Read more in our article – When to Introduce Meat to Baby.
Introducing chicken to baby – nutrition facts
Chicken is an excellent source of protein. In adulthood, just 4 oz of chicken provides a whopping 67.6% of your daily protein requirement.
It is also a very good source of niacin and phosphorus (which help release the energy from protein, fats and carbohydrates during the process of metabolism), vitamin B6 and selenium, a powerful anti-oxidant.
When introducing chicken to baby, many parents choose to cook the breast – it is the leanest part of the bird and certainly the healthiest choice. However, there is no denying that the darker meat on the drumsticks, legs and thighs has a richer flavour. These also tend to be the juicier parts – and that’s because they have a higher fat content which melts during the cooking process, keeping the meat tender.