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 the
Guineas and Spike crow out the alarm. We have fifteen layers of
and Barnyard breeds: Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, Rhode
Island Red, Easter Egger (blue-green eggs), Turken, Speckled Sussex, Buff Cochin, Russian
Orloff, and Spangled Hamburg bantam.
the gals Fehringer Farms Organic Non-Soy Poultry
Layer Ration (peas, wheat, millet, lentils, flax, barley,
oats, vitamins and minerals) supplemented with rehydrated grass hay and
a small amount of Ranch-Way Organic Hen Scratch
(corn, milo, wheat). We believe this organic, non-GMO,
non-synthetic chemical, and non-soy (read about the dangers of unfermented soy),
low-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, Non-GMO eggs. Eggs are not
"certified-organic" eggs, but the purchased feed is certified-organic
and feed grown on site is grown using organic methods (not certifed).
sizes (typically 50% Large, 25% XL, 25% Med, no small or peewee
included), brown, cream,
tan, pink, speckled, and blue-green colors (12 varieties of chickens).
Current dozen net weight average is > 24.0 oz (USDA "Large"
standard is 24.0.)
- $5.00/dozen with
an empty carton for reuse
without an empty egg carton
Eggs (2/3rds the size of Large) $2.00/half-dozen
- Guinea Eggs
(Med to peewee size, thick shell, rare) $2.50/half-dozen
reuse cartons, so please bring us any empties you have or find. 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!
- Summer Feed:
grass pasture with bugs (when it rains), supplemented with Fehringer Farms Organic Non-Soy Poultry
Layer Ration and a small amount of Ranch-Way Organic Hen Scratch.
feed: Fehringer Farms Organic Non-Soy Poultry
Layer Ration, supplemented with rehydrated organic grass hay,
sprouted organic oats, and a
small amount of Ranch-Way Organic Hen Scratch (chicken
- Supplemental Feed:
Kitchen scraps (organic salad trimmings), garden and yard trimmings
are trying to grow as much feed on site as possible using organic
greenhouse and field 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)!
970.686.6718 or e-mail Eggs@HungryHawkHomestead.com
- Open sunup to sundown, seven day. Call for availability.
to the lack of demand for organic pastured eggs (over conventional
pastured eggs), we have downsized the flock and have an extremely
limited supply of eggs to offer the public. Sorry.
- 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
Larmier County Road 1/Weld County Road 13/Latham Parkway (the
Larmier-Weld county line), just north of Larimer County Road 40 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 out wandering
around. The Larimer-Weld county line is 2.6
miles east of I-25 on Harmony Road, just east of the Harmony golf
course & subdivision.
This website just hatched and has a
lot of growing up to do!