Chickens & Eggs

Our chickens are raised mainly for eggs; but also for entertainment and the occasional free-range chicken dinner. Our chickens get the run of all the pastures when the weather is good, and in the winter months the vegetable garden becomes their playpen and run. They have either a range house or their own corner of the barn to lay their eggs, and retire to at sunset; then we shut them in until morning to keep them safe from predators.

We keep Aracauna/Americaunas, some Buttercups, a couple Sumatras, and one renegade Brown Leghorn hen who happened along one day.

Aracaunas or Americaunas lay eggs that range from blue to green in color. The other breeds lay brown or speckled eggs. Not only do our free-range eggs taste better than 'store-bought', they're very pretty!