We have several different breeds of laying hens, all provide us with excellent eggs rich in nutrients. They stay in a coop at night but during the day range within electric netting that protects them from ground predators. We re-use the pallets to provide additional shade and protective cover from aerial predators.
We reposition the netting every several weeks to allow them access to fresh forage. This also allows the pasture to recover from their scratching and to absorb the nutrients the hens leave behind.
They are supplemented with non-GMO feed from Stoltzfus Farm and Feed Supply, an Amish feed mill, in Mechnicsville, MD.
We don't currently plan to increase our egg production capability so do not sell our eggs.