Chicken and Eggs
We raise Cornish Cross meat chickens in mobile chicken tractors, which allows the birds fresh air, a sanitary environment, and new grass and bugs to munch on daily, while still protecting them from the elements and predators. Cornish Crosses are known for their excellent feed conversion as well as being a tender, meaty chicken. We raise our all natural chickens on non-gmo feed without the use of hormones or antibiotics. We feel at the end of the day that a happy chicken is a tasty chicken!
Free Range Eggs:
We currently have a mixed flock of egg laying hens that free range for bugs and seeds daily. By allowing our hens such a diverse diet of greens, seeds, insects, and non-gmo feed, they produce a superior egg. These eggs have a thicker shell, darker yolk, and a white that stands up in the frying pan. Not only do these eggs taste better, but there are numerous studies that tout the nutritional benefit of farm fresh.
From Mother Earth News:
The results are coming in from MOTHER EARTH NEWS' latest round of pastured egg nutrient tests. Once again, pastured egg producers are kicking the commercial industry’s butt — yippee, go free range eggs! Our previous tests found that eggs from hens raised on pasture — as compared to the official USDA data for factory-farm eggs — contain:
- 1/3 less cholesterol
- 1/4 less saturated fat
- 2/3 more vitamin A
- Two times more omega-3 fatty acids
- Three times more vitamin E
- Seven times more beta carotene