the hens & their eggs

We have 85 happy hens!

They live in the Hen Shack at Garden Shack Farm.  On average, each hen lays one egg per day most days of the year.  Are our hens free range? pastured? cage free? organic? you ask.  Different people have different interpretations of those terms, so this is how they spend their days:  Their Hen Shack is 180 square feet and they are only locked in their shack from dusk to dawn, for their protection.  All day they roam on a 17,000+ sq ft fenced and partially covered area with plenty of  greenery and bugs.  (That's about 200 square feet per bird.) The fence keeps them safe from the various creatures we have roaming around the farm.  They eat commercial laying feed without antibiotics, many garden and kitchen leftovers, and anything else they can naturally find and/or catch.  You are welcome to visit them whenever we are open!

The hens are laying again after a long winter break!  EGGS ARE AVAILABLE EACH SATURDAY 9 AM until NOON unless sold out sooner. Some weeks they sell out quickly. Feel free to call before you drive out to make sure we've got eggs left! They are $4.50 per dozen.


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