January 30, 2018
Not all eggs are created equal. You probably knew that. But just how different can they be? Drastically different……
Real eggs have at least 4x the nutrients of a conventional egg. But why? The answer is actually quite simple.
Real eggs are produced from hens raised using bio-mimickry. That just means the production system mimicks natural systems. Hens raised in such a system will enjoy:
1. Clean Air-this ensures the health of the hens as well as the safety of the eggs (the fecal dust from conventional systems can easily penetrate the porous eggs).
2. Nutrient Rich Diet- A diverse diet of forage, bugs, seeds and GMO- free grains. This is the diet the chicken was designed for (conventional chickens only get chemical soaked Genetically modified corn and soybeans). This diet is not only incredibly healthy for them, but is transferred to their eggs for your family to enjoy.
3. Movement – In nature, birds always followed large herds of grazing ruminants (cattle, bison, antelope, sheep) they would sanitize and fertilize the land after grazing by scratching through the manure and eating bugs. This following movement also ensured the health of the birds because they never spent too much time in the same area (the problem with so called “free range eggs” is that the chickens range from a permanent building that quickly becomes fouled and many of the hens never learn to leave).
Our System: On our farm we utilize all three principles of chicken bio-mimickry. Our range pastured hens get to breathe fresh, clean air and enjoy plenty of sunlight daily Their diet consists of a super nutrient rich intake of forage, bugs, seeds and GMO- Free grains. We move the hens routinely in their egg mobile to graze in the fields after the cows: sanitizing, debugging, and fertilizing the fields along the way- a job they simply love to do.
The Result: When the hens are healthy and eat an extremely nutrient rich diet they pass those nutrients into their eggs. A nutrient density test done on Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm (a farm with the same management style that we practice) highlighted just how nutrient dense real eggs are. They had:
21X MORE OMEGA-3
7X MORE VITAMIN E
1.5X MORE VITAMIN A
7.5X MORE BETA CAROTENE
217X MORE FOLATE
30% LESS CHOLESTEROL
25X LESS SATURATED FAT
Compared to the USDA standard egg.
Real Eggs for Thriving Families
Healthy soil = nutrient rich plants = healthy animals = thriving families