We are a family farm in its third generation of farmers. Our practices are going back to how our grandparents first farmed…what’s now called “regenerative permaculture methods” that preserve ecosystems and build healthy soil for generations to come.
More...producing a nutrient dense egg on an almost daily basis requires a high calorie and protein diet. Our chickens live on the pasture but cannot sustain on forage alone. The main source of their diet is organically certified feed.
Regular feed or non-GMO feed can contain herbicides, pesticides and fungicides that are widely used in growing corn, soybean, wheat and other crops that are the main ingredients in chicken feed. Traces of these chemicals are making their way into the eggs that the chicken produce and into the manure that goes into the soil and into YOU if you eat non-organic eggs.
Chickens are not meant to live in tiny enclosures subsisting on grain alone. Raised on pasture they are free to scratch and peck as they are getting their natural nutrition from bugs, worms and grubs which increases their protein intake. The physical activity, better nutrition, and low stress levels result in healthier chickens and a superior egg quality for consumption.