Mona Frey raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) laying hens outdoors on pasture at Luna Chicks in Everette, PA, selling the tasty, nutritious eggs to her local community.
The chickens at Luna Chicks are allowed to roam free and enjoy the outdoors, where they can perform natural behaviors like running, dust bathing, pecking and scratching for seeds and insect larvae. The hens are moved regularly to fresh ground, preventing the buildup of pests and diseases and ensuring the land remains healthy and productive. Not only does this type of management approach provide the highest welfare conditions for the hens, but it also produces healthier eggs containing three times as much vitamin E, seven times more beta-carotene, and twice the omega-3 fatty acids as industrial eggs.
The flock is made up of Wyandottes, Brahmas, Rhode Island Reds, Delawares, Welsummers, Americaunas and Jersey Giants. These traditional chicken breeds are well suited to life outdoors on pasture and produce eggs of various colors, which are always popular with customers. “The birds roam daily in the grass and sunshine of our beautiful farm, foraging on all of the goodies that nature has to offer,” Mona says. “The rich orange yolks they produce as a result of this natural diet just taste so much better, too!”
Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW pasture-raised chicken eggs from Luna Chicks are available direct from the farm. For more information about Luna Chicks—and where to purchase their Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW pasture-raised eggs—visit A Greener World’s online directory. To contact Luna Chicks, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-652-0288.