to the Hungry Hawk Homestead!
Fresh Squeezed Eggs!
right; Spike’s gals are squeezing them out by the dozen. The
Hungry Hawk Homestead has eggs from happy hens that hunt
hurrying hoppers who haplessly happen into the hungry hens' hold. The
hens at the Hungry Hawk Homestead are living the “natural” life of
a domesticated chicken. They roam around the pasture all day,
up bugs, weed seeds, and grass. They take dirt baths and they squawk
and "buh-gok." They do, well, "chicken things." They help us out by
picking in the compost pile, breaking down table scraps and plant
matter into nutritious food for the garden plants while contributing
some chicken-specific doodle-doos of their own to the pile! In the
summer, Spike and the gang keep the grasshoppers bounding for cover.
They've got a coop to spend nights in safety from the hungry critters.
During the day, Spike keeps a watchful eye out for the Hungry Hawk in
the tree, and the flock takes cover in the Chicken Shack when Spike
crows out the alarm. We have over a dozen layers of
and Barnyard breeds: Easter Egger (Ameraucana blue-green
eggs), Brown Leghorn, and
Black Minorca, Black Australorp, Welsummer, and Ancona.
the gals Fehringer Farms Organic Non-Soy Poultry
Layer Ration (peas, wheat, millet, lentils, flax, barley,
oats, vitamins and minerals) and whatever they forage from
about an acre of pasture they roam. They also get kitchen
and garden scraps and occasional spent malted barley grains from Farmer D's
homebrewed beer operation. In the winter, when greens are not-so-green, we feed
them some rehydrated grass hay to keep the egg yolks bright orange. We
believe this organic, non-GMO,
non-synthetic chemical, and non-soy (read about the dangers of unfermented soy),
non-corn feed regiment is much
better for the hens' health, and, therefore, better for your health, as
well as better for farmland, farmers, and the planet. You are what you
eat, and you are what you eat eats. You will enjoy the much better
looking and tasting yolks and knowing that you are helping preserve
America's topsoil and crop diversity through organic farming.
Hawk Homestead Bantam Banter 'bout Eggs:
organic-fed, soy-free, corn-free, Non-GMO eggs.
"certified-organic" eggs, but the purchased feed is certified-organic
and feed grown on site is grown using organic and permaculture methods.
We like to call the eggs, "Beyond Organic," because even organic eggs
come from hens housed in large barns with several thousand of their
"closest" friends, and they've never known the wonders
of sunlight, green grass, weeds, dirt, and bugs.
- Eggs are mixed
sizes (typically 50% Large, 25% XL, 25% Med, no small or peewee
included), brown, cream,
tan, pink, speckled, white, and blue-green colors (from six varieties of
Current dozen net weight average is > 24.0 oz (USDA "Large"
standard is 24.0.)
- *** Limited Egg Availability for the Winter Season *** Please Call 970.686.6718
- $5.00/dozen with
an empty carton for reuse (or a promise to bring one next
without an empty egg carton
- Starting January 1, 2015, new prices will be $6.00/dozen with
an empty carton and $6.50/dozen
without an empty egg carton
reuse cartons, so please bring us any empties you have or find (we're
not ashamed to dumpster dive for egg cartons!) Please
be sure to return the ones we "loan" you to take home our eggs. Reusing
is much nicer than recycling and ultimately better than us tacking on
$0.50 just for the carton!
are trying to grow as much pasture feed on site as possible
using permaculture methods, working with nature, without
petrochemicals, and without Monsanto (without rain too?)
- Eggs are
fertilized (Spike is in charge of that department!)
- Eggs are
as fresh as you can get, unless you squeeze a chicken yourself (but you
need permission from Spike)!
sunup to sundown, seven days. Call for availability.
- Bring the
kids to see the menagerie!
to the Hungry Hawk Homestead:
The Hungry Hawk Homestead is located one mile north of Harmony Road on
Larimer County Road 1/Weld CR 13/Latham Parkway (the
Larimer-Weld county line), just north of Larimer County Road 40 (Weld CR 76) on the
west side of the road. There's a big spruce tree, tan with green trim
house, greenhouse, solar panels, and lots of chickens and turkeys out wandering
around in the pasture. The Larimer-Weld county line is 2.6
miles east of I-25 on Harmony Road, just east of the Harmony golf
course & subdivision. The closest city is Timnath, although our
mailing address is Windsor.
County Road 1
3509 S. County Line Road