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The business started with a winning sales pitch at the University of Iowa Entrepreneur Camp. 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 the Golden Egg has expanded to about 125 laying hens and a flock of  ducks to provide eggs to more than forty families and an Iowa City restaurant. 

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. They have a natural diet of bugs, greens and worms supplemented with organic grain from a local feed mill. 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. 

We collect eggs daily, inspect them for quality and package them for delivery. Customers on the mailing list receive weekly updates and place orders for Thursday morning deliveries. Want to learn more about what true pasture raised looks like? Catch this five minute video.