Eggs

FARM FRESH EGGS FOR SALE

 

$4.00/DOZEN

These eggs are from our free ranged hens. They are fed locally grown whole grains. From day one they are never fed any sort of medicated feed.

Most eggs our hens lay are brown but don't be alarmed if you find green or blue eggs in your carton. These are regular chicken eggs laid by our "easter egger" hens. These hens are also known as Ameraucanas. We also have Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, and Black Australorps in our laying flock. We have a new laying flock that will start laying eggs this summer consisting of Barred Rocks and New Hampshire Reds.

Hens

Why bother going to the farm or the farmers market to get your eggs?

I always knew that our farm fresh eggs were great because of their taste and freshness, but I had no idea that eggs from truly free ranged hens were so much more healthy for you. Here is a great article from Mother Earth News.

To summarize what I have learned these are the health benefits of eating eggs from truly free ranged birds:

-1/3 less cholesterol

-1/4 less saturated fat

-2/3 more vitamin A

-2 times more omega-3 fatty acids

-3 times more vitamin E

-7 times more beta carotene

-50% more folic acid

-70% more vitamin B12

Our Black Australorp hens.  

Our Black Australorp hens.  

To keep our hens safe from predators we employ the use of a livestock guardian dog as well as electrified poultry netting.  

To keep our hens safe from predators we employ the use of a livestock guardian dog as well as electrified poultry netting.