One of the best things about living on a farm is the FRESHEST EGGS available! Once a doubter, it didn’t take long for us to realize how much better everything tasted when we used the eggs our chickens laid.
Currently, we have around 600-800 laying hens – Rhode Island Reds, Golden Comets, New Hampshire Reds and Araucanas.
Our current pricing is as follows:
This is an actual comparison picture taken of a store bought organic egg on the left and our egg on the right – you can easily see the color difference in the yolk!
Did you know that store bought eggs are usually already 30+ days old when you get them in the store? Our eggs are usually always sold within 7 days of being laid. This means that they can keep in your fridge for up to 3 months without a problem!
We are asked this all the time: “Why should I pay more for your eggs when I can get a dozen for 99¢ at the grocery store?” Most people have grown up with uniform white eggs that look like they came off a production line – perfect in shape and color, each one the same.
Guess what? They did–the eggs that you get from most grocery stores come from “battery-caged” hens. Their purpose is to produce as many eggs in 1 year (that’s when the companies sell them and process them) as possible. They live in a cage and have only about 8 1/2″ x 11″ of living space. That means they get diseases and all sorts of stuff that I’m sure if you did a search for Battery Hens you might get grossed out.
Ok, then what about some of the other definitions that are thrown out there? Cage-Free? What do they mean? Cage-Free does NOT mean that the chicken ever gets to see the outdoors. It just means it isn’t trapped in a cage. Free-Range means that the chickens are free to roam where ever they may live. They have access to the outdoors (they do not ever have to GO outside!) – but there is no standard guideline about how they are treated, what they are fed or anything else including the amount of space they have. Certified Organic means that the chickens are fed organic feed. It does NOT mean they ever are allowed outside to do natural chicken things. This is regulated by the USDA.
Most eggs in the supermarkets don’t have any real time limit – they can still be on the shelf a month later and still sold to you as fresh eggs.
Our eggs have access to about 30 acres of land. They are fed grains along with wonderful pasture – which includes a wonderful selection of bugs (believe it or not – they LOVE stinkbugs!). Our eggs are gathered DAILY to give you the freshest eggs possible. They have access to green grass and yummy bugs at all times which helps give the egg yolks a beautiful dark orange coloring.
Eggs are not all uniform. Chickens aren’t all the same. Each one has its own personality and I think it shows in the eggs. We have smaller eggs (we usually keep those to use personally), HUGE eggs, perfectly colored eggs, speckled eggs, and even a perfect looking white egg.