Larry & LeEtta Eash live on their 20 acre countryside farm outside of Topeka, IN. Both Larry and his wife & family are excited to be raising hens for Seven Sons out on green pastures & have built from the ground up their laying hen operation to tailor to our farming protocols.
Larry has had prior experience to raising hens as he has helped his dad with raising laying hen flocks in the last several years.
Larry & his family are inspired to be producing pasture raised eggs for Seven Sons knowing that they are providing a great life for the hens on their farm & providing nutrient rich eggs.
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Farmer Q and A
What production protocols do you follow?
All hens are fed a certified Non-GMO feed ration.
Hens have 24/7 access to pastures.
Hens are rotated regularly to maintain fresh forages & to encourage regenerative soil health building principles.
Hens have over 2.5 sqft of housing space. (Over double the typical housing space you’ll see for other staple Pasture Raised Egg Brands.
What do you enjoy most about raising laying hens out on pasture?
It is really nice to get to see the hens able to express their natural instincts. To see them roam around freely outside, to watch them forage, & scratching for bugs.
How do your practices improve the health of your land?
Hens have over 40 sqft per bird of pasture land to forage over throughout the year.
The hens are never kept on the same area for too long to impose over foraging. Hens are given access to fresh pastures regularly.
Foraged pastures are seeded monthly to maintain proper vegetation in the pastureland & to promote life in the soil.
Chicken manure is spread across the farm land annually to promote natural land fertilizing.
Can you describe any steps you take to proactively ensure the health of your animals?
Hens are only given Non-GMO grains in addition to their pastureland diet.
Hens are not regularly confined inside their houses at night & are free to roam the pastures as soon as they wake up in the morning.
Hens are not confined to dark enclosed buildings, but have constant access to natural sunlight via their translucent housing design.
The hen house has a natural flooring of dirt and wood shavings. (Not concrete or slats.)