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Happy Tails Farm
Vass, NC

Where everyone has a purpose !

December 2010

Free Range ChickensEgg Laying Chickens

The 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.

Baby ChicksThey 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.

Egg Information
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 "
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•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 are variable.


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