Here at Blessing Falls, the chickens come before the eggs. But even before the chickens arrive, come weeks of planning and preparation – building coops, expanding water lines, installing electric fencing, building watering and feed systems, and so on. Our young entrepreneur Andrew has invested thousands of dollars of his own money in hopes of providing our CSA members with the best eggs in Texas.
Yesterday, Andrew welcomed 200 more laying hens, adding to the 60 he already has on the farm. They’re now resting comfortably in their coops, where they’ll stay for 3 days getting acclimated to their new home. Then they’ll be free to roam the farm’s natural pastures. Andrew will move the open floored houses regularly to avoid manure buildup and keep the birds healthy and comfortable. The electric fencing is moved when the hens need fresh pasture. They’ll free-range and have plenty of grass and bugs to eat, as well as non-GMO 100% organic feed from Coyote Creek, a local farm just east of Austin.
We’re told that Blessing Falls eggs are the best you’ll ever taste and we’ve not been able to keep up with demand. With these new hens, we hope to supply plenty of eggs for our CSA members and have extra for others to try. Click here for details on how to have these eggs delivered weekly to your home or workplace.