Another breed facing critically low numbers, this friendly breed once produced most of the broiler meat consumed by the US. Also a good layer of Large to Jumbo brown eggs, this breed adapts well and is a valuable addition to the backyard or commercial flock..
Many people concerned with the food that they are eating today, question the difference between pastured hens’ eggs and those produced in a caged situation. According to Health Ambition, eggs from pastured hens have: twice the omega3 fatty acids, three times the amount of Vitamin E, seven times the amount of Vitamin A beta carotene, six times the amount of Vitamin D, more vitamin B and more lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants important to eye health. Pastured hens’ eggs have 25% less fat and 33% less cholesterol.
According to the Livestock Conservancy, this breed was developed in 1934 at Rutgers University to meet the need for a white egg laying bird which also produced a quality carcass. Hardy foragers, they adapt well to small homesteads. Contact us for fertile eggs or breeding stock to help us bring this breed back from the brink of extinction.
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