Our hensmove to fresh pasture often. Theylive a majority of their lives on pasture and not in a barn that only gives access to pasture. Movement to fresh pasture ensures that the benefits of the pastured poultry farming model come together into an egg that is documented to be more nutrient dense in important vitamins and fats when compared to non-pasture raised eggs.
Pasture Raised Egg Nutrition Highlights
Compared to non-pastured chicken and eggs, pasture raised chicken and eggs have the following nutritional differences:
The place where our hens roost and another where they nest are moved across the farm to fresh pasture filling their diets with a diverse variety of grass, legumes, wildflowers, and all the worms and bugs they can find. We provide movable shelters but they are free to roam the entire farm, although they rarely venture more than a few hundred yards from their nighttime shelters. We make sure they keep access to shade, fresh water and free choice non-GMO feed. Every egg is hand harvested daily and gently cleaned and packaged by one of the three of us here on the farm.
About Our Duck Eggs
All the information above about our chicken eggs applies to our Duck Layers but they are in a separate group from the chickens as they love to play in a movable pool of water.