GMO-free, Antibiotic-free, Hormone-free Pasture-raised Eggs
with AWA certification
How we have developed the best possible eggs:
First, we start with a top-notch breed - Black Australorps. Australorp chickens deliver plenty of eggs year-round. The breed holds the world record for egg laying at 364 eggs in a year. They also lay a consistent size egg and are very adept to being raised on pasture.
Next, all chickens need some supplemental food to lay year round. Ours get organic peas & beans, barley, locally grown hard red wheat and minerals. All day, every day, they are allowed to roam free on our 136 acre ranch. That is where they find the fruitful bounty that nature provides which also results in an extremely healthy and long lived flock. In addition, they have ground oyster shell available to keep their shells nice and hard.
To have our chickens produce the healthiest possible egg, we also sprout the same hard red wheat into fodder. They are supplemented with fodder twice a day and produce the brightest orange yolks you have ever seen. They are chock full of beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin D and other healthy nutrients that the human body craves.
From Dr. Mercola's website:
In addition to being on a GMO-free diet, our chickens are raised to the most humane standards possible. We have been certified by Animal Welfare Approved for 5 years now. If you want to read about the standards required for this certification, follow this link.
Along with our AWA certification, we have been granted an “Egg Handler’s” License by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). This allows our eggs to go into stores and restaurants as well as being sold directly to consumers. The license means that we have been inspected and conform to all ODA regulations regarding the safety and cleanliness of our entire egg handling operation.
Another well written website is located at Small Footprint Family. Dawn Gifford does a great job describing the difference between all of the different labels used on eggs. Here is a brief excerpt and the graphic below that summarizes the differences.
If you’ve never eaten an egg from a hen raised on sunshine, bugs and grass, then you are in for quite a treat. Deep orange, gooey yolks stand up tall within their thick, milky whites unlike any store-bought egg you’ve ever seen.
Commercial Egg Production