About our Eggs
We currently have about 40 laying hens and a rooster. We have a mixed breed of chickens, laying brown eggs. They live in a comfortable coop behind our house with laying boxes and roosts. Our chickens are pastured, meaning they are let out every morning onto grass to freely scratch the earth and eat as many bugs as they like.
They are NEVER fed any kind of hormone or antibiotic, and are supplemented with grain grown locally, non-GMO corn from our farm, and Organic Kelp from Homestead Organics.
Our chickens get plenty of fresh air, sunlight and grass. Because of this our eggs have a hard shell, are NATURALLY higher in Omega 3 and other nutrients, and taste creamier. The deep orange colour of our eggs indicates the higher chlorophyll and lower cholesterol content. A quick glance at the chart to the right shows the diffence in our egg quality.
FYI: The egg yolks are yellow in the winter due to the loss of available fresh grass to munch on. No worries. The chickens are still happy in their coop and have plenty of hay to slurp up all they like.
We are working towards mixing our own feed ration with grain grown directly on our farm. We already grow non GMO corn and are working on substituting soy bean for peas. This would help offset the ever increasing cost of grain. This would allow us to lower our production costs, allowing us to keep our egg prices to a minimum.