Allergy-Friendly Eggs (One Dozen)
I don't make these; our hens do! But it takes a lot of work to get eggs like these.
I'd say our hens are pretty happy, and very healthy!
Our eggs are from chickens fed a diet of *organic* hand-mixed grains. No corn. No soy.
They get kelp, peas, lentils, hay pellets, millet, sorghum, black oil sunflower seeds, and lots of greens (herbs, kale, weeds) from our gardens, yogurt, ferments, apple cider vinegar, various oily seeds like flax, pumpkin, and camelina seeds, and molasses. We also feed scraps from our own gluten-, corn-, soy- free organic kitchen.
*We typically feed the hens gluten-free also, but they do receive whole oats and some Scratch N Peck feed in the winter months when they need more protein and alternative grains are harder to source. This is phased in around November and out of their diets again by early March. We typically do not have extra eggs for sale during these months, but if you have any questions about feed, please ask and I can tell you exactly what they are being fed at any given time since I hand mix monthly.*
They are pastured, but it is a bit too muddy for greens in their run, so we have been throwing them lots of forage from the pasture. These hens have NOT been fed anything to enhance the color of the yolks- that comes from proper nutrition!
These are pricier than some, but also more easily digested if you have food sensitivities.
$7 for one dozen, packaged in a recycled carton.
Shown are actual photos of our eggs. We have hens that lay all colors you see, from dark chocolate brown to pale blue, and everything in between, and various sizes.
To judge a nutritious egg, there are three important qualities: Color of yolk (should be deep orange, not pale), firmness and height of yolk (should stand firm and tall, not be flat and watery), and thickness of shell.
I am available for pickup on the third Thursday of each month at our farm in S/E Tacoma, or by appointment other days.