We have a wonderful flock of laying hens. They day range on pasture, supplementing their organic ration with bugs, spent grains from a local brewery, plants, sunshine, and fresh air. At night they sleep in their fancy winn-egg-bagos. We move their trailers every few days to allow them access to fresh pasture and to allow them to spread their fertility more evenly.
People often ask us what breeds of laying hen we raise. The quick answer is: a lot! Here’s a list: Buff Orpington, New Hampshire Red, Colombian Wyandotte, Speckled Sussex, Araucana, Partridge Rock, White Rock, Black Australorp, Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, and a few crosses thrown in for good measure.