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Each extra-Large egg contains 310mg. of Omega 3's.

 

About Us

The Country Hen is a Free Walker

We have thrown the cages away, put in windows, and use natural lighting and natural ventilation to the maximum. Our friend the hen can take sun baths, dust herself, visit her neighbor, lay eggs in the nest, and carry on as a good hen should. In good weather she can exit to the outdoors on our porches.

Certified Organic Ingredients

These are the basics of our feed. We buy directly from organic farmers. These farmers use no pesticides, herbicides, and use only natural manures and rotate their crops periodically. The farmers must present their certificates to us before we buy from them. Finally, our mill, our feed that we mix, our hens and our eggs are certified each year by an independent agency – NFC.

High in OMEGA-3's

Our eggs contain six times the amount of Omega-3’s in the normal eggs. Our feed, which we mix in our own mill, contains rich sources of the essential long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid. Omega-3’s help reduce blood pressure, blood clots, heart disease, arrhythmia and cancer. They are also the primary constituents of retinas and our brain. Mother’s milk contains Omega-3’s, which support the development of the child’s brain.

Clean Eggs Naturally

We don’t wash and scrub the majority of our eggs for three reasons. First, most of our eggs come from the nests basically clean, not dirty. Second, scrubbing and washing can damage the natural protective film on the egg, the cuticle. And third, total constant washing involves the use of harsh chemicals in the wash water. This we will not do.

Our Shells are Strong

They should be for two reasons: first, we feed our hens a soft calcium from ancient sea beds, which produces a stronger egg shell. Secondly, we sort our eggs by hand at least three times. You should never get a cracked or broken shell. If you do, please call and we will send you a refund.

Freshness

We put the expiration date on the top of the box where it is easy to see. The date is 45 days from the week in which the egg was laid. Actually, our eggs can be kept safely for months, but we deliver quickly into the market and remove any eggs on the shelf before expiration occurs..

In Short

You are buying the best possible eggs that can be produced in a business fashion. I believe that organic farming produces healthier plants, which produce better grains and leaves, which produce healthier hens, which produce healthier eggs. Try the difference: finer whites that don’t run, stand-up yolks of a deeper color, and a distinctive, farm taste.

A Bit of History

If you’ve been patient to reach this far, you might wonder how The Country Hen started. My mother bought me twenty-four hens when I was ten years old. I joined the 4-H and was proud to be chosen secretary of our Poultry Club (there were three of us!). With this slim base and a very little Spanish, I began my egg career in Bogota, Colombia in 1962. Until 1977, when I sold, I was the proud owner of over 200,000 hens. I retired to study the poultry business and its health factors in the United States. I was much concerned with cholesterol fears. But these dissipated in time. I learned that the Chinese and Japanese don’t have major heart disease and that one should, therefore, eat just like them. Then a very good friend told me, as I was contemplating getting back into the poultry business, “George, you can’t put hens in cages.” That made me mad, because I had always used cages. But, now I believe he is right. So we are producing eggs the old fashioned way. I think you’ll taste the difference!

For those of us at The Country Hen,

George Bass

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