The saying “You are what you eat” is true and with pasture raised chicken eggs, you are what you eat eats, too! Our laying hens are able to forage for bugs and a variety of plants that grow in the pastures, and in the tractors they have access to a no corn, no soy, non-GMO feed from The Red Bridge Farm that contains everything a happy hen could want in her diet.
A healthy and happy hen will lay an egg every 26 hours during her laying season when she is in her prime, older hens will lay less frequently. We have a flock of mixed ages and mixed breeds which makes for a nice variety in the colors of our eggs. Currently we have 15 young hens who are just about ready to start laying eggs and a dozen older girls who lay about 5 to 6 eggs a day. In the very near future we expect to have one dozen eggs available every day. Please contact us to get your name on our egg list if you would like our eggs on a regular basis! Our hope is that next year we will grow our laying hen flock and be able to provide eggs for more local friends.
Our hens spend the grazing season in portable chicken tractors, grazing on pasture and helping to restore some damaged pasture areas. As they scratch for seeds and bugs they open up the top layer of the soil to receive the nutrients contained in the hens waste, providing a more receptive environment for grass seed to settle into and a revitalized pasture. The hens are part of a very symbiotic ecosystem here at The Tikkun Homestead.
Our eggs are priced at $4.50 per dozen (and $4 per dozen if you provide you own egg carton. Our egg customer list is beginning to take shape, so please contact us quickly if you’re interested in purchasing eggs from our homestead on a regular basis.