Pasture-raised poultry, farmed with regenerative practices in Balingup, Western Australia.  We raise chickens and ducks outside, in the paddock and move them regularly onto fresh, biodiverse pasture.  We harvest the birds by hand in our custom-built poultry micro-abattoir and butcher room.

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Southampton Homestead is owned by Jeff Pow and Michelle McManus.  We are a small family farm (120 acres) producing pasture-raised chickens and ducks from paddock to plate.

We are proud to build on the rich history of Southampton Homestead, .  From it’s long but sadly little-known Indigenous history, to its pioneering role in the Blackwood Valley district, the farm has been restored and regenerated twice. Once in 2008 from a pine plantation, and in 2013 from a bushfire – to become WA’s first regenerative, truly pasture-raised poultry enterprise.

Find out more about the story of this special place and how we we farm today.


We are delighted to be working with Dirty Clean Food to bring you our seriously delicious chicken.  Please visit their website for all the purchase options, including delivery right to you door!

I brought my whole family along to the recent Open Day and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I’m interested in Southampton Homestead on so many levels – ethical food production, regenerative agriculture, supporting small business, eating delicious-tasting chicken – I’m all for it. Keep up the great work.

Jo T, Perth, via Facebook


Folks, this is real chicken! That means more flavour, beautiful firm texture and variations in colour.

For cooking, the simpler the better.

Roasting is a superb way to enjoy these birds – think low and slow (160 ° C oven and around 1 hour per kilogram as a rule).  Minimal fuss, maximum flavour.  Check out four ways to enjoy our chicken from leading, local nutritionist and naturopath, Sally Gray.

For nutrition nerds, read on to find out why pasture-raised chicken is better for you!





Photo credit: Mark McManus, Beachmark Photography

Private: Stay

Southampton Homestead is located on the Blackwood River and situated along the iconic Bibbulman Track.  It’s the perfect base or stopover during your Blackwood Valley adventures – well-suited to hikers, campers, kayakers, mountain bikers and all outdoor lovers, there is plenty to do in the beautiful Blackwood Valley.

We offer budget farm chalet accommodation (private room with ensuite) and a little recharge time during your adventures – when you’ll be needing that real bed and a hot shower!  Please note we are not a farm stay nor do we offer private tours to guests.  You can enjoy and observe farm life in a beautiful, peaceful environment.

Find out more and book online here.

Photo credit: Mark McManus, Beachmark Photography