Our Happy Hens
Also known as the "Fat Bottom Girls," our hens are living the best life! Our 12 girls, whose names include Topanga, Tia, Tamera, DJ Spinderella, Amanda, and Donna, have been a fantastic addition to our "micro-farm." Donna and DJ Spinderella are currently trying their hand at motherhood, sitting on eggs for their first time! So that number may be increasing soon.
They have a spacious, luxurious and predator-proofed coop with plenty of room to spread out, and an equally spacious chicken run. However, they spend much of the day out in the pastures. They have acres to roam, foraging for bugs, seeds, plants, and whatever else makes them happy.
At Kraus Farm, we believe in transparency. We believe that we should know exactly where our food comes from and how it was raised. Our girls are not food--they are our beloved family members and we treat them as such. They're cuddled, spoiled, and given free reign of their environment to do what chickens love to do best: scratch, peck, and eat. If you keep reading, you'll find out more about what they're fed so you know exactly what goes into any eggs you buy from Kraus farm.
WHAT THEY EAT:
At Kraus Farm, our chickens have a 100% organic, soy-free, non-GMO diet. They are fed "Scratch and Peck," a whole grain premium organic feed, as their main diet, though it is supplemented with organic fruits and veggies daily. They are fed fodder that we grow in our greenhouse--usually sprouted peas, wheats, and other grains. However, our chickens are not vegetarian, as they spend most of their day outdoors, grazing in the pastures around our farm. Chickens are natural omnivores and regularly eat whatever protein they can find. (We don't give them any, though--it's all out when they're grazing).
So if you love eggs and love to know exactly what you're eating, consider ordering eggs from us. Our happy chickens are very happy and comfortably raised--living the way chickens should.