Heritage Chicken Eggs

$11.50

Your hearty life requires holistic eats from happy hens. Order your dozen eggs, or more, of either the pasture-laid  or free-range eggs which hold higher Omega 3s, a lower Omega 6:3 ratio, increased vitamin D, and more antioxidants.

Melissahof flocks – Buckeye, Wyandotte and Faverolles –  live in mobile coops and day pens to rotate frequently to fresh pasture, with its forage, insects, and nutrients, near Lander, Wyoming. A fourth flock, the Dominiques, free-range the Melissahof farm. Thrice a week, the hens enjoy discarded food from a local grocery store and food bank for a holistic food system. They are also supplemented with a grain mix – corn, oats, barley – locally grown in Fremont County, Wyoming.

The hens are heritage breeds – three American (Buckeye, Blue-laced Red Wyandotte, Dominique) and one French (Salmon Faverolles) – of Melissahof Hatchery . The Buckeye are the only US poultry breed developed by a woman, Nettie Metcalf, who did so in the late 1800s. With only 5,000 registered world-wide, the Faverolles are listed as “threatened” by The Livestock Conservancy. The first record of the Dominique, the oldest poultry breed in the US, was in the 1750s. Fittingly, the Dominique was the first breed represented by Melissahof Hatchery.

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