Bandera Grassland Grass Fed Texas Bred

With help from hungry and clever residnet racoons, our production is down to four pullets and seven adult hens. Our girls are on winter break. Their egg production will pick up as days grow longer in mid-February. We can deliver eggs as we make our meat deliveries to Austin and San Antonio. Price is $8.00 per dozen. We will add a few numbers to our flock this spring.

Seco Valley Happy Hens label

Deb started raising chickens at the Seco Valley Ranch in the spring of 2010 to keep a fresh supply of eggs year-round for personal consumption.  The discovery that keeping a bunch of chickens is no more trouble than keeping a few, prompted the idea of offering fresh eggs for sale.  Starting with two hearty Heritage Breeds, Cubalaya and Blue Andalusian, white and cream tinted egg layers, she added to the menagerie for variation in shell color.  The first two breeds are by far the best foragers, therefore producing the darkest colored yokes, but the other girls do a fair bit of scratching for bugs also.  These make a colorful carton of eggs. 

pasture raised eggsThere are an assortment of these breeds:
  • Ameracaunas
  • Black Australorp
  • Black Langshan
  • Blue Andalusian
  • Black & Blue Copper Marans
  • Cubalaya
  • Cuckoo Marans
  • Salmon Faverolles
  • Silver Spangled Appenzeller Spitzhaubens
  • Silver-Laced Wyandottes
  • Speckled Sussex

Download the ALBC Chicken Breed Comparison chart. These chickens are pasture raised, meaning they have free access to uncaged outdoors all during daylight hours. An automatic door installed on the chicken house facilitates daily outdoor activity even when the Davis'es travel away from home. Nighttime safety from predators is assured by the secure closing of the door at sundown. The chickens possess an internal clock that tells them when it is time to return to the house for bed. To read more about various classifications of eggs, read this article published by the Rodale Institute.

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