Our happy hens are free to forage for food. Eating grass and other goodies creates wonderful tasting eggs with golden yolks. We use organic feed with feed flax seed added for increased Omega-3 and Kelp meal for trace minerals. These brown eggs are from Rhode Island Red, Black Australorps, and Barred Rock chickens. We believe that pasture raised chickens are more healthy and happy.
Eggs are currently available for sale.
$3.50 per dozen.
Our hens are free to forage in the pasture. Eating grass and other goodies creates wonderful tasting eggs with golden yolks. Our chickens are fed certified organic chicken feed and scratch grains daily. We also feed flax seed for increased Omega-3 in the eggs. Kelp meal and oyster shells are fed for trace minerals and calcium. We believe that pasture raised chickens are more healthy and happy. Unlike other so called "free range" chickens, our chickens really do forage in the pasture all day long.
For Sale in our farm store!
Q :Why are the eggs from Meadowwood different colors?
A: Different breeds of chickens lay different color eggs. Some lay brown eggs, some green, some blue and some white. As different chickens breed, the color of the eggs of the offspring will sometimes reflect the parents. We have seen olive green eggs from hens whose parents' breeds laid brown eggs and bright green eggs. Here at Meadowwood, we have multiple chicken breeds, so you will probably find a "surprise" egg in almost every dozen you buy.
Q: Why do you have lots of eggs some times and none others?
A: In nature, chickens lay enough eggs to sit on and then sit on them for 21 days to hatch babies. They raise the babies and then lay more eggs and hatch more babies. The length of day (daylight hours) triggers the hens to lay the eggs when it is warm enough in the spring for the babies to be hatched. Some breeds of chickens have been bred to keep laying as long as there is not a nest of eggs to sit on. Those are the kind we raise. When the days get short the hens stop laying again and "molt" or lose all their old feathers and grow new ones for winter. After they grow new feathers, if you fool them with a light bulb to think it is daylight for more than 14 hours, they start laying again.