chicken & duck eggs

We’ve been raising egg laying chickens and ducks for five years. We started simple with just four chickens and a custom built chicken tractor. It seemed simple enough, so we added a few more, then a bunch more, and then jumped in with both feet. Somewhere along the way we added in ducks, because ducks are just plain fun. For 2019, we’re starting the year with about 1000 laying chickens, about 150 laying ducks, including several roosters, and drakes. We enjoy raising many different breeds of chickens, including Barred Rocks, Golden Comets, Araucanas, Orpingtons, Wyandottes, Cuckoo Marans, Leghorns, and Rhode Island Reds. Similarly, for ducks we raise Khaki Cambells, Blue Swedish, Orpington, and Malards. It is because we have such a wide mix that a carton of our eggs usually have a mix of colors in them.

We raise chickens and ducks for eggs because we love eggs. We love omelets, frittatas, quiches, egg salad, deviled eggs, you name it. We love to bake with eggs, we love to make ice cream with them, and eggnog is the best drink in the world.

We also raise chickens and ducks because they’re good for the land and the crops we grow. They’re like little tractors, constantly scratching and tilling the soil. They’re always on the hunt for bugs, and they generate manure which we compost to make some of the richest natural fertilizer on the planet.

Since our birds provide us with eggs, we provide them with the best quality of life possible. We are fortunate to have a lot of land available, so we raise our birds with an open range philosophy. This means our birds can go anywhere they want. We have two large houses that both chickens and ducks sleep in at night. These houses are also where their feeders are and where the nesting boxes are. These houses have doors that automatically open at sunrise and close one hour after sunset. When you visit our farm, you’ll find chickens foraging in the meadows and under the trees, you’ll see chickens roosting in the trees and on the fences. And yes, you’ll find chickens crossing the roads. Because ducks love water, you’ll usually find the ducks motoring around their pond or sleeping nearby.

If you’ve only eaten eggs from the supermarket, you owe it to yourself to try truly fresh eggs from your local farm. There is simply no comparison. The yolks are firm with a deep yellow/orange color. The whites are thick and rich in protein.

We collect eggs twice daily. We clean, sanitize, dry, and pack eggs every morning. Because our eggs are so popular, they sell fast. That’s good, because it ensures that the eggs you buy from us are very fresh – often sold within 24-48 hours of being laid.