Laying Hens and Meat Birds
We may be addicted to chickens. Scratch that, Earnest Roots Farm is addicted to chickens.
The fresh, pasture raised eggs our girls provide and the tasty, nutritious meat our broilers provide is hard to come by.
If the fresh eggs and tasty, nutritious packed meat these guys and gals provide wasn’t enough, the fertilizer and nutrients they provide to our soil tops it off. Our chickens keep the system going in so many ways, they really are a valuable part of our operation:
Chicken poops, fertilizes our soil, soil grows vegetables & grass, vegetables & grass feed the livestock,chicken lays egg, we eat egg, shell goes to compost, compost build soil, soil builds food, food goes to chicken, chicken poops…
See what we mean.
Our customers come back time and time again for our pasture eggs, there really is a difference in taste and nutrition. Take these results from a study conducted by Mother Earth News on the difference between Pasture raised vs commercially raised:
• 1/3 less cholesterol
• 1/4 less saturated fat
• 2/3 more vitamin A
• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
• 3 times more vitamin E
• 7 times more beta carotene
Did I mention they taste great, too?
Our Chicken operation would not be complete without our healthy and delicious meat chickens. Our Meat chickens are raised in fresh air with sunlight and receive fresh grass
two times a day, adding nutrients to the soil as they go and nutrients for your body. Simply put, they get to be chickens.
Pasture raised poultry not only live happy lives, but their nutrient levels are superior to conventionally raised. The Omega 6:3 ratio is lower (thus better for you) and Vitamins
A, D and E are more abundant. (Read more on that here).All the fresh grass, bugs and sunlight has to account for something. Our broilers our supplemented with a Non-GMO feed in addition to their vast supply of bugs and grass.
We are proud to be members of APPPA –
the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association. APPPA put this
video out in the fall and it’s an excellent explanation of what we do
and why we do it.