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Happy Hens & their Healthy Eggs

 

 

 

 

It’s that lovely, lovely time of year again – when our hens, ducks and {two} geese burst outside to their little field and discover growing grass, collections of bugs and sunshine awaiting their feathers.

 

We do not pen our chickens, geese or ducks inside a caged run, so they are certainly quite free range.  They are allowed to roam free in a large area, although they do not even stay in that particular area and walk about over 4 acres, hunting for bugs and new found plant treasures. We really do feel this is healthy for our feathered friends, even if it means ‘shoo-ing’ a chicken off the patio now and then.
It also produces much healthier eggs for us. And you. After a long, cold winter with varied egg production (we do not force the hens to lay with lights), the Gauthier Girls are open for business again.

{Lazarus being fed his hard boiled egg by his big sister for breakfast}

Did you know pastured chicken eggs are …

 *Extremely rich in Vitamin D & E
 *A beautiful source of Vitamin A
 * Rich in  digestive enzymes, essential to digestion and fat metabolism
* A great source of choline, linked with preserving memory
* Protects and strengthens your vision
* Seven times more Beta Carotene than factory-produced eggs

If you are going to eat eggs, why not find eggs from free range hens?

P.S. Orangeville residents can arrange to pick up our eggs at the local funeral home.

April 4, 2017 - 11:37 am

Gigi - I sent you a message! 🙂

April 4, 2017 - 11:06 am

Tiffany Stewart - Ooops sorry pick up in Orangeville.

April 4, 2017 - 11:05 am

Tiffany - Hi Gillian,
How do we arrange for pickup of eggs? We only eat free range so tasty!

April 3, 2017 - 2:05 pm

Gigi - You are always welcome to eggs!

April 3, 2017 - 2:04 pm

Gigi - Jen, for sure! We would love to supply your family with eggs.

April 3, 2017 - 5:54 am

Gigi - Well, in all honesty, we have tried to pen them but it never worked out. They go into the barn at night, of course. And they only lay in the barn so it is not hard to find their eggs. Sometimes they go off to another back barn and lay there, but my girls know to look for the eggs in strange places if it seems there are too few. The ducks and geese are a different story – they lay eggs wherever they want so that is always a bit of a treasure hunt!

April 2, 2017 - 9:40 pm

Brenda (Gigi's Mom) - I would love some eggs!! Yummmmmm

April 1, 2017 - 8:08 pm

Jenn - We will be your new customers, in 3 more weeks!

April 1, 2017 - 7:31 pm

Katy - We have chickens as well and love getting their eggs. Our girls are aging though and we need to get more chicks. We always order them and get them when they are a day old. Then we raise them to lay. We only let our girls free range in the later afternoon into the evening and then they go back to the coop on their own for the night. They would lay eggs everywhere if we didn’t and then we wouldn’t know how old the eggs were and would be afraid to use them! 🙂 I think it is fantastic that you guys let your girls free range all the time! They must love that!