Our chickens are fed non-GMO grains grown from local farms. Their fields are rotated regularly so they can maximize their consumption of fresh grasses and insects. Great care is made to keep them free of stress.
Grid Iron Hill Farm Organic Eggs vs. other eggs:
Grid Iron Hill Farm Eggs:
- Portable fencing allows fresh grass, room to run around, and insects to chase and eat.
- Fertilized eggs, said to have higher nutritional qualities.
- Heritage Breeds: Old-fashioned hens lay less eggs while consuming more grain so they are not very favorable to the egg industry. They cost more to keep. They forage better on grass and overall are in better health. They have a longer laying season before time to retire. Because they are a dual-purpose breed they are used as stewing hens after their life as a layer. Those hens not used in stews end up retiring in our horse fields as a wonderful method of parasite and fly control.
- Washed in Dr Bronner’s soap only if dirty
- If egg is collected clean (which they should be anyway) then just a little rub with a dry towel. Unwashed eggs can be stored longer.
- Eggs are a rainbow of browns, whites, creams, pinks, blues, yellows, and greens. Some even have spots.
- Hard shells: a healthy hen lays a healthy egg.
- Confined, caged hens
- Unfertilized eggs
- Washed in bleach solution
- More perishable
- Fed Genetically Modified grains
- Hybrid chicken breeds: These breeds were made in today’s industry to be able to lay as many eggs as possible, no matter what negative affects it has on the hen’s body. Her laying life is much shorter.
- Hybrid hen is disposed of after very short life.
- Usually solid colors
- Fragile Shells
We take great pride in taking good care of our chickens to make sure they live a healthy and happy life!