Marsh Creek Farmstead: Our Eggs

Our Eggs

Why are Marsh Creek Farmstead fresh eggs better? There are a few reasons.

They're fresher, On average grocery store eggs are 2-3 months old. Our chickens aren't pumped full of antibiotics and chemical wormers or medications of any kind. Our birds have access all the insects and wild seeds and grass they want...they are also suplemented with corn and soy free organic layer feed from Modesto Milling. Chickens are omnivores not vegetarian so any chicken product that says "all vegetarian diet" translates into "this bird was caged and never saw the outside" 

According to testing done comparing the official USDA nutrient content of commercial mass produced eggs versus free-range, pasture raised hens, the results were more than amazing.  The data revealed that free-range hens produced eggs that had 1/3 less cholesterol, 1/4 less saturated fat, 2/3 more vitamin A, 300% more vitamin E, 200% more Omega-3 fatty acids, 700% more beta carotene, and 4 to 6 times more vitamin D!  I'd say hands down that free-range, farm fresh eggs are the bomb! Not only are they nutritionally superior, but they are far less likely to contain harmful bacteria like salmonella. If that hasn't convinced you than do a quick search on the treatment of commercial egg producing hens and take a look at the deplorable living conditions those poor chickens are subjected too.  I know my chickens enjoy the freedom to scratch around, take dust baths and spread their wings. Happy hens lay healthy eggs!