WHAT ARE Y'ALL FEEDING THOSE BIRDS?
Good question! A large part of what our hens eat comes from our pastures. Bugs, worms, grasses, other plants (think turnips, clover, vetch, rye grass, oats), you name it! We NEVER spray our pastures with herbicides or pesticides and we NEVER use antibiotics or hormones! To ensure that our birds always have the proper nutrition we also supplement them with a custom milled Non GMO, Soy Free feed. Our feed ration also includes a mix of vitamins/minerals and probiotics to keep our birds feeling great!
HOW DO Y'ALL GET THOSE ORANGE YOLKS?
Yolk color is determined by the hen's diet. Orange yolks are the result of a diet that is rich in the class of Carotenoids known as Xanthophylls. Foods that are high in this particular type of Carotenoid include Alfalfa, Kale, Marigold, Turnips, Spinach, Paprika, Beets, etc! We put in a lot of extra work to ensure that our birds have lots of leafy greens to eat on the pasture but we also ensure that their supplemental feed ration is high in these nutrients!