On our 5 acre farm here in beautiful Tulsa, our girls have free range access to over 3 acres of land and enjoy a diet of wild plants, bugs and some additional grains that we provide each morning. They love to forage from early in the morning until late afternoon and when they are ready they march right inside the henhouse and go to roost for the night. Super easy for us!
We have different varieties of hens, Americauna, Austrolorp and Leghorns.
This summer we have 18 new little ones, adding Brahmas and Buff Orpingtons to our hen house. The Brahmas are particularly cute with their little feathered feet!
Each breed of chicken lays a different color egg - Leghorns lay white, Austrolorp lay brown and the Americaunas (also called the Easter Egg chicken) lay a blue-blue/green egg. No matter the color, they all taste the same - delicious!
The flavor of a free range farm egg is amazingly different than the ones you may purchase at the store. Also the color is incredibly vibrant, a beautiful bright yellow and even almost orange! If you haven’t tried a fresh from the farm egg, reach out and grab some today!
We started raising chickens because of our desire to have healthy food options where we know how they are raised and what they eat. While we also thought it would be a cheaper option, I'm not sure about that now! Although they sure have been a constant source of entertainment around the farm! They are always doing crazy chicken things and have funny little personalities.
I get a lot of questions about the chickens and the eggs, so I thought sharing them here would be helpful in case you were wondering the same thing!