Eggs, Chicken (One Dozen Heritage, organic) IF SOLD OUT read why

Kendal Hills Farm

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Only 5 left!

We know you love our eggs and that you're disappointed we do not have as many right now.

There are three things that are leading to fewer eggs right now:

  1. Shorter days.   Laying hens are basically 'light-activated' and the shortening days means they lay less.
  2. Moved to their Winter range and coop.  Whenever you move hens, the stress of the new location reduces their egg-laying until they adjust.  The coop has lighting, which will encourage them to lay throughout the Winter.
  3. Age of the hens.  Our hens are going on 2 years old and the older a hen gets, the fewer eggs they lay.  All store-bought eggs are from hens that are 1 year old.

There's a real possibility we won't have any eggs over the Winter :(

 

 

We raise a variety of heritage laying hens that live outside.  It's only during the winter that they have the option of coming indoors.

In addition to plants, insects & mice (yes, you read that right - chickens are carnivores) they eat certified organic grains.

Our eggs are cleaned but NOT disinfected or graded and are ONLY available directly from the farm. 

Varieties:

  • barnevelder
  • welsummer
  • barred holland
  • amereaucana
  • columbian rock
  • hybrids!

Kendal Hills Game Farm is situated on 70 acres of rolling woodland in the ecologically sensitive Oak Ridges Moraine. Emily has called Kendal Hills home since she was a child and now she and Dave, as well as their two kids and her parents, are working with the land to farm pasture-raised fowl & other livestock and to cultivate and wild-harvest gourmet mushrooms. Emily & Dave are committed to the principles of regenerative agriculture.

Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services. By capturing carbon in soil and aboveground biomass, regenerative agriculture aims to reverse global climate change. At the same time, it offers increased yields, resilience to climate instability, and higher health and vitality for farming communities. The system draws on decades of scientific and applied research by the global communities of organic farming, agroecology, holistic grazing, and agroforestry.

In addition to the farm, Emily works as an academic librarian and Dave draws upon his 15 years working on community food security and social innovation as Executive Director of the Rhizome Institute for the Future of Food, a national nonprofit dedicated to developing and testing new ideas that contribute to a regenerative food system.