Omelet Acres Chicken & Eggs
Our flock of hens was purchased as day old chicks from a small hometown hatchery, in April of 2009. Our hens are treated like queens, and they want for nothing. They have beautiful living conditions in their cage free coops and are fed a balanced diet of grain feeds and laying mash along with lots of produce, grasses & insects.
They are free range in large pastures and are rotated every 2-3 weeks to new grazing areas throughout the spring, summer & fall. They are contained in their coops at night for safety from predators and neighboring dogs. Our hens & roosters are named and come when called. The greens, bugs and exercise produce healthy, happy chickens who give us nice rich flavorful brown eggs that are healthy and great tasting. Some even have double yolks. Click here for the rest of “The Story Behind Omelet Acres.”
Eggs from pasture-raised chicken were also found to be nutritionally superior to their factory farmed counterparts; compared to eggs from caged birds, pastured eggs had 10% less fat, 40% more vitamin A, 400% more omega-3s, and 34% less cholesterol. (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). “Pastured Poultry Products: Summary.” SARE. 1999.)