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Pastured Eggs

Our laying hens follow behind the cows for two reasons. First, the cows’ mowing ahead of the chickens encourages the growth of fresh, tender sprouts of grass for the chickens. Secondly, the chickens scratch at the cattle manure as they search for bugs and naturally sanitize the pasture by spreading the droppings. All of this is in harmony with nature. Birds naturally follow wherever herbivores (such as cows) have been and serve as biological cleansers for the earth.

Below are some of the rich health benefits present in eggs from laying hens raised on pasture.

Eggs are probably among the best source of protein. Egg whites contain a lot of the amino acids while the yolk is rich with vitamins and minerals.

According to a study from 2007 Mother Earth News egg testing project, conventional store bought eggs are nutritionally inferior to pastured eggs. Compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture may contain:

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
4-6 times more vitamin D