Keith and Katie Bien's chickens are truly free ranging on pasture. They have unlimited access to fresh grass and woodlands all day, every day. For protection, and to allow for true freedom, they have Livestock Guardian Dogs to defend the chickens against coyotes, foxes, stray dogs, and will even bark at aerial predators signaling the chickens to hide in the tree lines.
They currently have 800 chickens living on pasture, and they are all named Penny!
The Pennys (or is it Pennies?) are able to forage for bugs and eat grass to make for a much more nutritious (and delicious) egg than those without access to pasture. They supplement their diet with all-natural, non-GMO whole grains and minerals, and they are never given any antibiotics or hormones....ever!
Not only are these eggs delicious, they are healthier for you than most eggs. According to the USDA they are higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and protein and lower in cholesterol and fat. They also have 5 times more Vitamin D, because these chickens get to bask in the sun every day!
By eating Penny's eggs, you are supporting a local farmer (we are 15 minutes away from Downtown Chattanooga), and stopping the support of commercially produced eggs where chickens are not offered a happy life. We will spare you the details, but we can guarantee that these chickens have a better life where they are spoiled rotten and happily expressing their true chickeness!
Copyright 2009-2016 All Rights Reserved | Main Street Farmers Market, P.O. Box 4552, Chattanooga TN 37405 | Email: info@MainStFarmersMarket.com