What’s With The Green Eggs?

Believe it or not, green eggs are GOOD for you!

July 12, 2011 | | Blogs

Ameraucana Chicken

Ameraucana Chicken

Believe it or not, green eggs are GOOD for you!

Well, they are if they come from an Ameraucana chicken.

Free Range Chickens = Really Yummy Eggs

Guess What?

You don’t even need to live in the country to get free range eggs. They are available in most grocery stores nowadays, but why pay $6 a dozen when you can take a beautiful drive in the country and get 2 or 3 dozen at a time from a local farmer for $2 or $3 a dozen?

The drive is worth it, I’m telling you!

When we first got our chickens I decided that I didn’t want just any chickens. I wanted them all to be different and unusual so I found Performance Poultry. I was able to get an assortment of rare and heritage breeds including the green/blue egg layer. Another reason I opted for the different breeds was because of the variety of egg colours (light brown, dark brown, brown with speckles, beige and even one that looks almost pink).

We totally believe in free range.

These birds are spoiled and I mean S-P-O-I-L-E-D! Every morning after breakfast they crowd around our front door waiting for leftovers. Let me see, yesterday morning they dined on oatmeal, toast, pineapple and pancakes. Because they are divine divas, with the run of the whole 12 acres, they can do what chickens do. No cages, no overcrowding, no stress…just a life of leisure taking dust baths, eating, scratching and pooping.

TwoChickens

Two Free Range Chickens

Because our eggs  are produced from free range birds they are WAY superior than what you’ll find in the grocery store.  Once you’ve had fresh you’ll never go back. Free range FRESH eggs have firm whites and the yolks are almost orange, and rich, creamy and oh so dreamy!  When we have eggs available for sale, the cartons fly out of here like crazy.

People are even blogging about trying to legalize backyard chickens in urban areas.  HEY!  We did it for centuries, why did we try to fix something that wasn’t broken by making it illegal to own backyard chickens in towns and cities?

S-T-U-P-I-D

You don’t need roosters for chickens to produce eggs, so noise is not an issue. If you clean out their coop every other week, wood shavings absorb any smell.  So if they are not as noisy or smelly as the average family dog what is the problem again??  Three little chickens is all you need to supply an urban family with an abundance of eggs. And if you get the kids to sell some eggs to the neighbours, 6 chickens, would literally pay for themselves!

I guess you could say this is truly food for thought.

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