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Our farm business started with a winning sales pitch at the University of Iowa Entrepreneur Camp for a new venture called The Golden Egg - Organic Eggs from Happy Hens! The judges loved the idea of a young girl raising chickens and awarded her $100 seed money to buy a dozen chicks and some grain. Initially we sold eggs to a few friends, but word soon got out. Now our egg enterprise has expanded to about 125 laying hens, providing eggs to more than forty families via weekly delivery and through the Field to Family online market.
The birds are raised on our three-acre pasture. Tarp-covered hoop houses on wheels protect them from the elements as well as provide space to lay their eggs and roost at night. Portable solar charged electric fencing keeps predators at bay while allowing us to move the hoop houses frequently, evenly spreading the manure throughout the field as well as providing the birds with fresh pasture. When the temperature drops, they are moved closer to the barns for shelter and convenience.
Want to learn more about what true pasture raised looks like? Catch this five minute video.