We raise free-range laying hens that produce the most delicious & nutrious eggs around! Our eggs are in high demand, but we are adding to our flock to try to keep up this year! We sell them for $4/dozen at the Menomonie Farmers Market – in 2017, we were sold out of eggs every Saturday by 10am. The best way to ensure you get the eggs you need for your family is to sign up for weekly or bi-weekly pick-ups, because that will put you at the top of the list and save you some money!
What are your chickens fed?
Our chickens are pasture raised. They enjoy a diet of mainly grass and bugs when there is no snow on the ground. They are also get an organic feed mix that doesn’t contain any corn or soy and have free access to loose minerals and oyster shell. We love to give all of our animals some healthy treats, so the chickens get dried & live meal worms and extra produce on occasion.
Are your eggs organic?
Our eggs are not certified organic. BUT… the pastures they live on do not get sprayed with any chemicals, their feed is organic, and we only use essential oils for any health issues. Their living conditions surpass large organic producers since they have plenty of coop and roost space, and are rotationally grazed on 4 acres of lush pasture.
How do you get the blue eggs?
The blue & green eggs come from 2 specific breeds we have on the farm. The Ameraucana and Easter-egger breeds. Easter-eggers are generally a cross between an Ameraucana and a brown egg laying breed. The chickens themselves come in a variety of colors and I love seeing the mixed flock out in our pasture. They are great egg layers!
What breeds do you raise on your farm?
In addition to the Ameraucana and Easter-eggers, we raise mostly heritage breeds – check out more here. We have some Delaware, Dominque, Black Australop, Wyandotte and Welsummer hens that all lay brown eggs. The only “standard” breed we currently have are Rhode Island Reds. When choosing which breeds to add, I focus on ones that are hardy in cold temperatures and are good foragers.
Are your eggs graded?
No. Our eggs are ungraded and are not USDA inspected. They are also not weighed, so we do not offer cartons of medium, large, or jumbo sized eggs. You will get a mixture of all sizes in each carton. We do keep the smallest eggs to use ourselves. We are state inspected for licensing to sell at farmers markets. During the last inspection, all eggs in our refrigerator were inspected & graded at AA!
Help! What’s that red spot in my egg?
Occasionally, you may find a tiny blood spot on the egg yolk. These spots do not indicate a fertilized egg. They are actually caused by a ruptured blood vessel on the yolk surface during formation of the egg. Both chemically and nutritionally, eggs with blood spots are fit to eat. You can remove the spot with the tip of a knife, if you wish. Many egg producers candle the eggs (hold a light to them to look for spots). We do not. Taking the time to candle all of our eggs would just add to the cost.
Help! What’s that white blob in my egg?