The chickens are now exclusively on the pasture.

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April 16, 2022

You may have noticed that I missed the last few weeks in sending you an email with an update on the farm.

The reason for this is I simply did not get around to it. This time of year it tends to get really busy around the farm. 

One of the big things that took place this pass week was migrating the chickens from the barn to the pasture, this took a lot of preparing and planning ahead of time.

Making fence, preparing the hoop building so that it will be functional out in the pasture, picking out a good area that will help properly manage the grass and on and on. Lots of small details!

And since this is a part of the farm that I manage, (which I thoroughly enjoy!) A lot of my time a effort goes towards the eggs that we send you, so that you can be sure to get best eggs possible!

Here are some updated pictures now that we have them out on the pasture exclusively on the grass.


As you can see, since the hoop buildings have no floor, the chicken have very easy access to the grass even while they are inside the building.


The buildings are being moved daily to fresh pasture.


We have an electrified fence around the chickens partly to keep them contained, but mostly to keep any ground predators away.

Some interesting finds that I read about the nutritional value of an egg that is raised on the pasture versus conventional style.

  • Vitamin A content is 30% higher. The more fresh greens, grasses and bugs a chicken eats, the higher the vitamin A levels,
  • Vitamin E content of a pasture raised egg is fully double that from a commercially raised chickens.
  • Omega-3 content is 2.5 times higher than eggs from commercially-raised hens. Eggs are one of the few non-seafood sources of DHA, an omega-3 fat that is key to higher IQ in infants.
  • It is favorable that Omega-6 fats are found in lower levels, since these fats tend to cause inflammation. (Eggs from pastured chickens have less that half the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids.)
  • Due to regular sun exposure, the vitamin D content is 3-6 times higher.

I would encourage you to do your own research, and I would love to hear what your comments are on pasture raised eggs.

May you have a happy and healthy and blessed Easter.

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