Pampered birds make the best eggs…
As you well-educated CFSers know, happy healthy animals create the tastiest and most nutrient dense foods on the planet. More reading on that here. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to get some Cheek eggs or some from our former egg lady knows the difference between Real Food eggs and what you get at the grocery store. As you know we now have a new supplier for the gym a local family farm is going to be bringing eggs by on Tuesdays and Fridays so bring your cash or your checkbook to class with you. Read below about their practices.
“Here’s a little info about our CHICKENS:
No hormones – No antibiotics – Free Range/Pastured – Cage Free
(We don’t call them “organic” because of the red tape hoops and cost
involved, but they have all been raised under those standards)
We have a variety — Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Longhorns,
Americanas etc.. they lay a variety of colors too — browns, whites and
those beautiful green/blue ones. They have not been given hormones nor
antibiotics. Due to some serious predators in our area — coyotes, neighbor
dogs and a bobcat — we now do a supervised Free Range for their protection.
Otis — one of our roosters (see him in the last picture being held by our
12 yr old) is the “security guard”. He struts around keeping those hens
close by. They are also human supervised. When not free ranging they are in
a large fenced area rich in grasses, bugs and other yummy things. We let
them eat out of the gardens also. (One of the pics shows this)They love
kale! We plant lots of it so they can enjoy as much as they want. They also
snack on berries and fruit from our orchard. From the beginning we’ve
treated them as family pets. The boys spend lots of time holding, petting
and caring for them. They’ve even named a good portion of them. When one is
injured or egg bound, she is treated and isolated until well again. We joke
that our “chicken hospital” is more like a spa. When an injured or sick hen
is mended she often needs some bathing which then concludes in a blowdrying!
(See pic of Steve doing that) Our hens are very healthy and we work hard
to be sure their coops are cleaned and they always have dirt bath areas
We have about 80+ chickens. The 60 or so hens that have just started laying
in the last month are laying small eggs. They are still considered young but
are early layers. Over the next month the eggs should continue to grow in
size. We’re putting the dozens together with a mixture of Jumbo and the
Fed only CERTIFIED ORGANIC FEED: We do a custom blend… No GMO, No corn,
No yeast, No wheat, No gluten, No soy, No hormones, No antibiotics …Added
peas & flax for extra Omega-3 content.”
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