So What's So Special About Pasture Raised Eggs

May 31, 2017

Some of the questions we get the most is about our pasture raised eggs.  The two most popular questions are do you actually raise your chickens free range and why are the yolks so dark and why do they taste so good!

First off, yes we do raise our chickens outside on pasture for about 9 to 10 months out of the year, this is also the time of the year that grass is actively growing.  For the other few months of the year our chickens are in large deep bedded barns.  Our chickens are allowed to scratch, dig and do chicken things year round.  When our chickens are on pasture, they are in large houses that allow the chickens to freely grazed, yet be safe from hawks, foxes and the such.  See the pictures below for look at our "layer houses".

As for the taste and color, this is driven by the chickens diet and the magic of sunlight.  Many studies have proven that pasture raised eggs truely are more healthy, along with more flavorful than those from factory farm raised hens.  The eggs are significantly are higher in omega 3 and lower in cholesterol just to name a few benefits.

So consider a few dozen for your family and let us know if you can taste the difference!


Chad VonCannon

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