Rolling  Oaks  Ranch

Eggs - Pasture Raised

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" The Girls "

      Nutritional Facts

  

   34% Less Cholestrol

  4 Times the Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  10% Less Fat

  40% More Vitamin A

    Mother Earth News April/May 2007 "How Do Your Eggs Stack Up?

 

 

      Breeds of Hens

 

 We have 7 different breeds of hens here at the ranch: Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, Golden Sex-Link, Buff Orpington, Black Sex-Link, Americauna, and Black Australop.  They all produce a slightly different shade of brown shell; then we have the Ameracaunas who produce an egg with a green, blue or pink shell.  They are nick named the "Easter Egg Hen".

 

 

 A Day in the Life of a Rolling Oaks Ranch Hen

 

 Each morning shortly after sun up the coop doors are opened and the girls (hens) come outside to roam, scratch and hunt for bugs and grubs.  The girls enjoy the lush pasture grass and the daily routine of natural chicken behavior; dust baths, sunning, scratching for grubs and laying eggs.

 

 At some point during the day; normally in the morning hours, each hen goes back into the coop on her own accord to lay her precious egg.  Then it's back outside for the rest of the afternoon.  At dusk the girls naturally want to roost some place safe for the night.  They go back into the coop on their own to settle in for the night.  Once all the girls are safe and sound in their coop; we close the doors to keep them protected from predators for the night.  Goodnight Girls!

 

 

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