Egg Laying Chickens
Chickens fertilize the soil, thatch the grass and are natural
exterminators. The chickens free range and have portable houses that
are moved around the farm.
They also give us brown and bluish-green eggs. We Sell eggs by the dozen, baby chicks will begin to lay eggs in about 5 months.
Eggs from hens allowed to graze on pasture are a heck of a lot better
than those from chickens raised in cages! Most of the eggs currently
sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by
hens raised on pasture. That’s the conclusion we have reached following
completion of the 2007 Mother Earth News egg testing project. Our
testing has found that, compared to official U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens
raised on pasture may contain: • 1/3 less cholesterol• 1/4 less
saturated fat• 2/3 times more vitamin A• 2 times more omega-3 fatty
acids• 3 times more vitamin E• 7 times more beta carotene "
Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/eggs.aspx#ixzz1Y1CBcWas
•Farmers have 30 days from the day an egg is laid to get it to stores.
Then, the stores have another 30 days to sell the eggs. The USDA
recommends a maximum of 5 weeks in your refrigerator before you discard
your eggs. What does this all boil down to? On April 1, you could be
eating an egg that was laid on Christmas. Many eggs in the U.S. get to
market within a few days of laying. If there is a USDA shield on the
carton, it must have at least a Julian pack date. A use-by is not
required, but if used, it must not be more than 45 days from packing.
If the eggs are not distributed interstate, state laws will apply and