TRULY Free Range Eggs
Bright Orange Yolks! Nothing GMO!
We have people tell us all the time that they’ve never gotten brighter orange yolks or tastier eggs from any other farms. In fact, one family says their toddler refuses to each eggs from other farmers. She can tell the difference with one bite, even when they don’t tell her!
This is because our hens are TRULY free range– meaning that they can go ANYWHERE on our 37 acre property to scavenge for food (other than the gardens that we fence them out of). Most of the hens lay in their designated laying boxes, but every day is like Easter on our farm, double checking for new hiding spots the hens have created nests in.
How to buy our eggs
Our eggs are $5/dozen. They are brown eggs, generally large to extra large in size. Place your egg order through the shop. Most times of the year, we bring extra eggs with us on the delivery. So if you forget to place an egg order, ask at the delivery if there are extras. And eggs are always available at the farm–no need to pre-order.
During the summer months, our hens get a huge percentage of their diet eating pasture, pasture, bugs and scratching through cow pies looking for treats. We supplement our hens with a NON-GMO layer feed. Our girls also get left over raw milk and free choice access to minerals.
Protecting the Flock
It is extremely rare for hens to be TRULY free range (no restrictions to their scavenging at all) because most farms have a HUGE predator problem that requires some degree of confinement. We know because we lost over 400 chicks and hens to predators the first 2 years we lived here. And then we got . . . Karen. Yes, we know Karen is a bit of an odd name for a livestock guard dog, but she was already named when we got her. She is an Anatolian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees cross, bred specifically to bond with the livestock and spend her time protecting them. Our losses have dropped significantly since Karen came to the farm in the winter of 2012-2013.
Check ’em First
In general, our eggs are only a couple of days old when they are sold. However, our young children help collect the eggs. On occasion, they might find a secret nest that has been hidden for a time. We always try to keep those eggs for our family. But sometimes the kids don’t separate them from the rest of the eggs on accident. To ensure you don’t have a bad egg end up in your recipe, we recommend you crack your eggs into a container one at a time to check them first. If you ever get a bad egg, we are happy to replace it free of charge.
During the coldest part of the winter, it is possible that an egg may start to freeze before it is collected. Any eggs that freeze to the point of the shell cracking are easily discarded. If you ever get an egg that appears to have a freezer-burned yolk, it is still safe to eat, but we are happy to replace it if you desire.