Eggs
   
Our colourful eggs are laid by our hardworking hens that we have raised and cultivated over the years. These mix-bred of chickens and Muscovie ducks lay regularly from the spring and into the winter. Their eggs feature a dark yellow to orange yolk that reflects the diverse diet that they consume.
   

Purchase

All of our eggs can be purchased at our Farm Boutique.
Pick them up in the egg fridge as they become available.

Available from April to November 2018

1 doz. Chicken Eggs: $5
1/2 doz. Duck Eggs: $4


Custom Orders
If you would like to arrange for a custom egg order, or a pick-up time that is more convenient for you, give us a call!

 
 
 

Our Chicken Eggs

Our laying hens are a diverse and colourful flock of different breeds of chickens: Chantecler, Wyandottes, Bantam Cochin, Ameraucanas as well as beautiful barnyard birds from friends and neighbours. The mixed breed heritage of our flock can be seen in the variety of eggs they produce. The eggs we sell are various sizes and colours: small, medium, and large, in a rainbow of colours that range from pale beige to various hues of pink and brown, to differing shades of green and blue.


Our flock of laying hens.

Sunshine and her new brood of eight (2018). The hens from her clutch will make up part of our 2019 egg layers.

One of our new Welsummer breed of chickens. This breed produces chocolate brown egg shells. They will start to lay at eight months of age.
   
   

Left to Right: Duck egg, large chicken egg, regular chicken egg, bantam chicken egg; bottom is one of our new hen's first egg.
Our Duck Eggs

Our flock of Muscovie ducks lay large eggs which can be the equivalent in size to two large chicken eggs. The colour ranges from beige to pale olive green colour. Duck eggs keep longer than chicken eggs as their shells are much thicker. The flavour of duck eggs is similar to chicken eggs, but due to their size contain more protein, fat, calories, colesterol. Duck eggs are especially prized by bakers for the additional albumen (egg white) which makes for light and airy cakes.
Animal Care
All our chickens and ducks are fed a mix of whole grains and legumes (wheat, sunflower seeds, millet, legumes and peas), supplemented with fresh vegetable bits and naturally sourced calcium. We do not treat our birds with anitbiotics or pharmaceuticals. When a bird is sick we treat her with apple cider vinegar, oilve oil, garlic and herbs, and bring her into the house where we can nurse her back to health.

The chickens and ducks spend the day foraging in the yards, gardens, and pastures, socialising with the other farm animals. At night, we protect our flocks from preditors in spacious buildings where they have access to grains and fresh water.
 
 

Farm Boutique Open May to October, 24/7!

845 Galway Road, Kinmount, Ontario

 

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