We have pastured hens which means they are free to roam during the day in an enclosed portion of a pasture, then go back into their houses at night and we close them in for added protection from foxes, raccoons, and other predators.

First thing in the morning, usually at sun up, we let them out to catch the morning air. They love to spread across the field before the sun gets too hot and force them to seek out the shade. Pastured eggs are seasonal - you won't be able to have them as much in the colder months. It is just not NATURAL. They lay less as the days get shorter. Unfortunately, big egg producers overcome this cycle by using artificial lights and an awful thing called forced molting. We on the other hand, have our ladies eating year round and not really earning their keep in the winter months - this is where the cost of the final product get a bit more expensive than what you can buy in the stores. Our eggs are from hens that have a natural diet of grass, grubs and beetles and is supplemented with natural grains. Pasturing is the traditional method of raising egg-laying hens and other poultry. It is ecologically sustainable, humane, and produces the tastiest, most nutritious eggs. Our eggs range in color from shades of blue, green, pink, and brown with occasional white eggs here and there. People love the colors, including dark olive and a pale greenish blue, produced by Araucana chickens. (Did you know that different breeds of chicken lay different-colored eggs?)
Well, this morning after a few days of collecting a consistent 12-15 eggs per day,  I decided it was time to get these eggs out there. I figured a few people would respond to my Facebook post, but little did I know I would have each day's eggs going to seven different people right off the bat! We are so thankful to have so many people supporting our farm. Thanks everyone!!

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