Should I put this in my egg cartons when I sell?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by hcammack, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    My Hens Are Free Range, Pasture Raised, Naturally Fed, Vegetarian Fed, and Local. Fresh Eggs From Henry’s Hens.
    Information about Pasture Raised eggs below ↓


    Nutritional Information:
    “Most of the eggs currently sold in supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pasture. That’s the conclusion we have reached following completion of the 2007 Mother Earth News egg testing project. Our testing has found that, compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture may contain:

    • 1/3 less cholesterol
    • 1/4 less saturated fat
    • 2/3 more vitamin A
    • 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
    • 3 times more vitamin E
    • 7 times more beta carotene”

    (Article From: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/2007-10-01/Tests-Reveal-Healthier-Eggs.aspx)
    Sustainable Agriculture Practices:
    I use a chicken tractor and a fenced pasture and my hens get free range when I get home from school. The Chickens tractor pasture raising system was pioneered by a Virginia Farmer Named Joel Slatin. This system provides the hens with fresh grass and insects to eat, provides a more sanitary environment, fertilizes “pasture” (aka our lawn), it also provides the hens with fresh air and exercise they would never get in a industrialized farming operation.

    Diet:
    My hens eat Purina Layena sun fresh blend which is made all naturally and is a vegetarian diet. They also eat grass and insects found in the yard and when free ranging.

    Breeds of Chicken:
    Most of my hens are heritage or endangered breeds. The Delaware is an endangered old American breed and is on the slow foods list and also the ALBC’s list. The Favorrel is a French laying breed with beard and feathered feet they are listed as threatened. The French Maran lays a dark chocolate brown egg that is very rare this breed is new in the US. The leghorn is a standard production breed. The Easter Egger chicken is an Americana cross and is listed as a mutt is lays green or blue eggs. The Americana is a breed that is believed to have originated in South America and lays blue eggs.


    (if you find any errors please tell me it looks allot flashier on the work document pictures and diffrent size texts and colors just wanted some input)

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Hi Henry - I like it. Was thinking of printing up something very similar on little cards and putting it with the baskets of eggs I give away. I love Mother Earth News - it just doesn't come out often enough for me.
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Great ! [​IMG]
     
  4. ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr

    ZykloniaDark-GothikRanchr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Americana cross and is listed as a mutt is lays green or blue eggs. The Americana is a breed that is believed to have originated in South America and lays blue eggs.

    should be "and is listed as a mutt, and it lays green or blue eggs."

    Sorry, I was a lit major, so I am always correcting everything!! ever need a proof reader, let me know!!!​
     
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  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks I need some one like you around I am dyslexic. [​IMG]

    I will fix it

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
  6. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    I would only give it out to each customer once..

    Nice Idea ;-)
     
  7. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Be careful in saying that they are vegatarian fed as any free range chicken can and will eat bugs and often mice, frogs, snakes and even birds. What people want to hear is that they are not fed anamal by-products but even that is hard to define when they have free access. I'd just avoid the issue myself.
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    ya flufnstuff conserving paper I am actualy all about going green I am kindof a hippie [​IMG] . also wouldn't want to read this every time lol

    thanks adoptedbyachicken I will look into weather bugs count as meat

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
  9. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
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    Henry, that is very well written and put together. [​IMG] Great idea!
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I would have LOVED to see that info in the eggs that we purchased! Great idea!
     

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