Laying Hens & Eggs

Pasture-raised eggs full of nutrients

Frequently asked questions and answers about our animals. If you have more please send us a message!

How can I purchase eggs?

You can pick up from the farm, or place a order for drop locations. Eggs are not available for shipping.

What do you feed your hens, in addition to the bugs and grubs they get from the pasture?

Our hens receive a blend of all organic, barley, peas, oats, wheat, sunflower meal, and alfalfa. As well as minerals and grit.

What breed(s) of chickens do you raise for eggs?

We have golden and silver Whyandottes, Rhode Island Reds, Speckled Sussex, Golden Comet and Easter eggers.

Are the eggs from pasture-raised hens?

Yes, all our hens are out on pasture and are followed behind our cattle with a mobile chicken house.

Are any antibiotics or hormones used in their production?

No antibiotics are used on the chickens. Hormones are used in any of our poultry. The FDA does not allow the use of hormones in Poultry

How are the hens treated and housed?

These girls are the happiest hens around. They have a mobile chicken house that is raised off the ground and moved every 3-5 days behind our cattle.

Are the eggs certified organic?

While our eggs are not certified organic. Our practices go above and beyond organic standards. We feed all certified organic grain and never spray our pastures with any pesticides or herbicides

How often are the eggs collected?

We collect our eggs once a day in the afternoon

Can I visit the farm to see the conditions firsthand?

Yes, you can visit the farm. Please send us a message when you would like to come up.

How are the eggs cleaned and packaged?

We wash the dirty eggs with warm water and are dried. After they are washed we candle the eggs to make sure they do not have any cracks or bad eggs. One dozen eggs ( 12 individual eggs) are packaged into a cardboard carton and labeled with a sticker that provides information about our farm and expiration date.

What measures are taken to ensure freshness and quality?

Eggs are collected daily, packaged and refrigerated.

Why are my eggs different colors?-Shell color -Yolk color

The shell colors can vary from a light cream to brown and even blue or green. This is due to thee breed of chickens. The yolk color will change depending on the hens diet and what they have been foraging for. If they consume more green plants they will have a more nutrient rich egg as well as a darker orange color. We do not supplement with any marigolds or red pepper flakes to change the color of the yolk to orange

Why are my eggs different sizes

USDA set standards for the eggs sizes on the cartons. Not by the actual size of the egg, but the net weight per dozen eggs. The eggs have a net weight of 24 ounces per dozen to be considered "Large" eggs. Each size egg is different in size depending on the age of the hen and breed.

How long are my eggs good for?

Georgia Law allows eggs to be consumed for 45 days after they are packaged. Each egg carton has the expiration date on the top right corner of the label. Did you know traditional store bought eggs can be up to 90 days old?

Do my eggs need to be refrigerated?

Yes, eggs need to be refrigerated to prevent bacterial growth and shelf life.

I encountered a blood spot in my egg. Is it safe to eat?

USDA and the Egg Safety Board states that eggs with blood spot are safe to eat at long at the egg is properly cooked. Some people may choose to removed the blood spot before consuming.

Are the hens free to roam outdoors?

Yes, the hens are free roaming and moved every 3-5 days. They do not go too far way from their chicken house.

How are the hens protected from predators?

The hens have learned to hind under the chicken house when they hear a aerial predators. We also have roosters with the hens. At night the chickens are closed inside a mobile chicken house for any night predators

How are the eggs stored before they're sold?

All are eggs are stored inside a refrigerator at 38 F