We produce our eggs here at Coyote Creek Farm, a ninety acre organic farm near Elgin, Texas. We have from 2,500 to 4,500 hens living on 70 acres of organic pastures. We are in a warm climate so the hens are outside other than at night when we shut them in their houses for protection from night predators. They eat bugs, grubs, grasshoppers and micro-orthopods to satisfy their natural need for animal protein. In addition we feed them a balanced organic ration that we grind for them fresh daily with our own feed mill, Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill.
Our organic pastures are sprayed with Compost Tea several times a year to keep our soils in peak health condition to produce more nutrient dense grasses for the hens to graze. The fresh air makes for optimal living conditions and the sunshine adds much more vitamin-D to our eggs. When the pasture grasses are low in the winter months we supplement the grazing with alfalfa hay. These are true “back-yard chickens,” the kind your grandparents and great grandparents raised for eggs.