Did you know that a chicken lays the same egg all the time? Yes, by species, an Ameraucana will always lay a little pastel blue egg, a Black Sex-Link will always lay a brown egg and a Leghorn will always lay a white egg. But, more than that, each individual hen will lay almost the exact same egg every time she lays! Some girls lay an almost round egg, some lay long, oval eggs every timem some have freckles. One of our girls is laying a wrinkled egg quite regularly! It's definitely one of the young Black Sex-Links, because this is a new thing. An Isa Brown would not start doing this in her third year. It's a perfectly fine egg in all respects, it's shell is just wrinkled! It's the kind of thing you would never get in a package of eggs at the store - egg companies remove this kind of imperfect egg and use it for processing into powdered eggs or baked goods. It's rather a pity that only 'perfect' eggs are deemed fit for consumption! I like my eggs with a little character! Would you be unnerved if you found an egg like this in your carton? You can have one if you care to come buy some eggs at our farm gate!
Down at Aagaard Farms we are busy planting, growing and tending gardens, chickens, goats, pigs and more! We sell direct to our customers through a Community Supported Agriculture program for families who don't have time or space to grow their own produce.
We practice sustainable growing using organic practices. Our desire is to bring fresh, naturally good food from our farm to your table. We are excited to share what's happening on the farm ... here on THE VINE!