Monday, January 30, 2012

My secret source of healthy eggs

Vegetarians live longer
“I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.” ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1902 - 1991, famous author and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1978.

Followers of this blog know that I have a few secret places where I enjoy shooting. I have never disclosed the locations. Too beautiful to share except in photographs.

I also have a secret source of eggs. I can not disclose that location because there would not be enough eggs for me. The supply is very limited.

I have been a vegetarian for over thirty years, and up until two years ago, I have not had an egg in all that time. 

I have checked out many free-range chickens because chickens raised in factory farms are pumped full of hormones (don't believe what those advertisements tell you on the TV), live miserable short lives, and of course end up in slaughter/horror houses. 

In my search I have never been able to find anyone who did not kill their chickens for food until 2 years ago. I saw a posting on the bulletin board at my vets office and called the number. After the "interview" I was extremely pleased to find out that the chickens lived out their natural lives in pure luxury. They are pets, and when one gets sick they are humanely put to sleep by a veterinarian.

The owners have created scratching places, and there is always fresh chicken-pickings for them to snack on. And of course the feed is all organic. 

One of the gals eyes a corn cob, picked clean. They love their corn cobs. 

Only the finest accommodations will do. They even have a pond.

Not only are the eggs healthy, they come in colors! No special feed is used except the best organic brands. The gals are special breeds that lay naturally colored eggs. Red, brown, and blue/green.
iPhone photo


Jackie said...

Lucky (and beautiful) chickens.
The eggs are lovely, and your photographs are always splendid.
I was talking with Daddy last night about getting some chickens to raise for eggs. Amazing timing - my talk with him and your post today!!

Anonymous said...

I'm a vegan & I'm also with Singer on this. ~Mary