TRULY GREEN PASTURE RAISED
ALEXANDRE KIDS EGGS
What started as a small 4-H and FFA project by Joseph and Christian, with the assistance of their younger siblings our Alexandre organic pastured hens have grown to support a thriving business that is recognized for its exemplary farming practices and superior quality of eggs.
We serve the West Coast community through providing the most wholesome, nutritious, organic pastured eggs on the market. Our commitment to green living grasses 365 days a year, and dedication to moving our mobile chicken coops every Tuesday and Friday allows our hens to thrive on our coastal pastures.
It is our passion to preserve our consumers, employees, and hen’s health; which is accomplished through our commitment to identify and uphold the biological integrity of the environment in which our products are grown.
What is Mobile Coop Egg Farming?
Chicken coops are hen houses where the hens lay their eggs, rest and get out of the elements. When these hen houses are mobile (able to be easily moved), it is possible to keep the hens on green grass all year round. Without the ability to move the coop, hens overgraze the area around their houses and they no longer get the benefit from the green pasture and the bugs in it. Moving the chickens ensures they have the diet they need to produce eggs rich in vitamins, minerals and healthy fats.
Our chickens graze on green, lush organic grass and have room to roam in the fresh coastal air and sunshine. Our green grass dairy pastures consist of 50 to 100 variety of plant species ranging from grasses, forbs, herbs and clovers. They also have a limited daily feeding of a mixture of organic grains and minerals. We never add any chemicals, hormones or antibiotics.
The chicken coops, which provide a portable home with nesting boxes, are moved every few days at dusk when the chickens move in to roost for the night. The chicken coops are moved a couple of times per week around the pastures so that the pasture gets desired fertilizer while not allowing an area to get overgrazed or get too much manure on it. Everyday our chickens choose to go outside and forage on grass and bugs. It is common to see chickens intermingled with grazing cows.
WHY ARE THE EGGS UNIQUE SIZES AND COLORS?
The shades of brown in our eggs is directly related to the uncontrolled environment that our hens have outdoors. The variation in colors, light shelled eggs mean that chicken was exposed to more Vitamin D outdoors, darker shelled eggs means that chicken wasn’t out grazing as much. There is also a correlation with the age of the bird and the darkness of the shell. The variation in sizes means that we do not limit feed our hens.
The strength of the shell comes from the oyster shell that we feed to the chickens as an added calcium source. The dark yolk color comes from our Green Grass and that nutritional goodness in it. We do not feed any type of supplement that would enhance that color, rather the chicken eats the good nutrients from the pasture. The firm white membrane means that these eggs are fresh, right from our farm.