Eggs from Pastured Chickens who are fed certified organic feeds, (NO soy and NO GMO's)
Truly FREE RANGE chickens
Our eggs are produced by lovingly cared for heritage-breed hens who roam our 15 acres of spacious pastures. They are kept safe from predators by our livestock guardian dogs. This allows them to forage freely from dawn to dusk.
We keep only a few chickens in a very large area. We currently have about 2 chickens per acre, which is 21,780 square feet per chicken. Compare that to factory farmed chickens that are given less than one square foot per bird!
Our chickens DO eat
- Grasses from pastures managed to organic standards (pastured eggs contain more omega-3, more vitamins, and less cholesterol)
- Clover from pastures managed to organic standards
- Insects that they find in the pasture
- Certified organic kelp (for vitamins and minerals obtained naturally from the sea)
- Certified organic, soy-free chicken feed from Countryside Organics
- Oyster shell for the calcium necessary to ensure strong egg shells
Our chickens DO NOT eat
- Soy (research suggests that soy is transferred from the chicken to the egg)
- Arsenic (chickens are sometimes fed arsenic to make them grow faster)
Naturally Clean Eggs
Our eggs are naturally clean. This is in contrast to most eggs from the grocery store or even from small producers that are washed with chemicals that do penetrate the shell and get into the edible part of the egg. (This article has some information about unwanted chemicals that may contaminate most eggs.)
Chickens live in natural families
Our laying hens live long and happy lives on our farm. If a hen wants to be broody and sit on some eggs to hatch them we allow her to do as she wishes. Our chicks are thus raised naturally, brooded by their mothers and cared for by their mothers without the need for incubators or brooders.
Our chickens are a variety of rare, heritage breeds. We maintain separate flocks of our different breeds so that we can contribute to their conservation.
How to buy
Our eggs are available for sale for $4 a half dozen. They can be picked up at the farm by appointment. Contact Sarah at email@example.com to place your order.
Grain-free, gluten-free eggs
We occasionally have grain-free, gluten-free eggs available for $6 a half dozen. If you are interested in these, email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.