While I’d be happy to share with you our foray into hoophouse building to give the tomatoes a head start this year along with a fantastic recipe for soft and chewy granola bars, this post has everything to do with the last goal. As a farmer who raises chickens but doesn’t eat chicken, it’s all about those glorious eggs.
Eggs are treated like the golden commodity here at 1840 Farm. Even my 5- and 10-year-old children gingerly retrieve them from the egg doors of our coop and cradle them in their small hands. The eggs laid by our chickens have a value beyond measure. We feel inclined to treat them as such. We also feel inclined to do anything and everything to encourage our hens to lay more of them.
Until today. I’m proud to share with you that the hens living at 1840 Farm will be participating in the Purina 60 Day See the Difference Challenge. During the course of the next 60 days, I will be transitioning them from their current poultry feed to the Purina Layena SunFresh Recipe. I will be using a video camera provided by Purina to document our flock during the challenge. I’ll also be sharing with you how the switch affects their daily egg production and general health.