We have multicoloured eggs available by standing order, which works very well for the people lucky enough to be on our list. It is so frustrating, to come by an egg stand and see that there are no eggs, AGAIN! With a standing order, you know that there are eggs available for you, and you get to develop relationship with your local farm – we love that too! We sell our eggs for $6/doz.
Our chickens are all free-ranging on pasture, with most flocks moved around on pasture so they can spread their lovely fertility all over our fields. We keep them contained with electric mesh fencing, in mobile coops, so that their fertility stays where it does the most good. They love new pasture, especially when it’s got some brush, so they can feel like their wild ancestor, the jungle fowl:
We keep heritage breeds, which lay fewer eggs than hybrids, but live longer and are generally healthier birds. We currently have Black Australorps, Easter Egger blends (green and blue eggs), Ameraucanas, Marans (dark brown eggs), Buff Orpingtons, and Rhode Island Reds. We keep our birds for about three years, and then quickly and gently send them off to the soup pot. (Soup from older laying chickens is SO GOOD.)