Happy Chickens Equal Yummy Eggs
In our neighborhood the most visible farm animal is the cow with a close second being the horse. Now, as you may or may not know, the animal I want to add to our farm first are chickens. So, I am always driving past the local farms looking for chickens and chicken coops. Imagine my utter delight when I turned a corner one day and found happy chickens doing this:
Chickens running free in a huge pasture with these huge dome-shaped chicken coops. They were definitely the happiest chickens I have ever seen and everyday I drove past it always made me smile.
So today I decided to stop and take some pictures. While I was watching the chickens, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Anita, the owner of these happy chickens and found out about her farm the Great American Egg. She has owned this farm for 10 years and she has chickens, turkeys, a few cows and a few pigs. Raising both egg layers which is what these red beauties are as well as meat chickens and I can’t wait to taste them. There are between 150 and 200 chickens and they are all so happy. When I came up to the fence to talk to her, about 10 chickens ran over to greet me. Made me wish I already had ours.
I ordered a couple dozen eggs from their website and also ordered our Thanksgiving turkey! I can’t wait to taste a non-frozen fresh bird. The turkeys will be butchered the week of Thanksgiving making this the freshest bird we have ever had on our table. I will be sure and let you all know how it is.
I am so glad that the timing was just right so I could meet the person responsible for the happy chickens I pass each day. Just one more reason I love living here and can’t wait to get our chickens next spring.
Here’s to happy chickens and yummy eggs!