Environmentally friendly low carb food

Höns

During my vacation we lived next door to a family that sold the most amazingly delicious eggs, from their hens that ran around in nature searching for their food (pictured above). After some rain the hens quickly ran out into the grass – I’m guessing some tasty worms appeared out of the ground when it got wet.

The yolk of these eggs had a fantastic yellow color. Probably you’d have to look for a long time to find healthier or more environmentally friendly food.

9 comments

  1. Welcome to "kampong" eggs doc. Those of us who live in Asia know these well. In the city and out, lots of people raising their own chickens. Shells are thicker and the yokes don't break. Love 'um.
  2. Linda
    Aw yes, brings back memories. My dad raised our chickens this way, back when I was a kid, on our "truck farm" in rural Massachusetts.
    Seems to me these chickens have got to be a lot happier than the poor critters in those awful confinement structures.
  3. Margaretrc
    Since I moved to California from the east coast, I have been lucky enough to be able to get eggs like that at the local Farmers' Market every week. The yolks are a very deep yellow orange to orange and so delicious! And the eggs are huge. Sometimes the eggs have two yolks in them--two for the price of one! Ordinary eggs (when I am forced to get them elsewhere) look so pale and sickly now.
  4. Nothing beats fresh, local farm eggs.
  5. Just got back inside from feeding my chooks. We have 34 of them, but that's down from 40, due to something that's been prowling around and killing them. Wish I could still let them out in the grass, but we're building some movable enclosures, which is the next best thing.
  6. Christine Davis
    We have 6 hens and they get to run around on the weekends when we're home. They're such characters! They catch frogs and fight over any wayward crawfish they find. (Louisiana). My husband made scrambled eggs this weekend, and they were the color of cheddar cheese, the yolks are so rich!
  7. This is probably one of my favorite blogs, been reading your posts all day, good job.
  8. Jon
    @Dietdoc,

    BTW, Off-topic. Have you befriended with Staffan Lindeberg? Is he a vegeterian?

  9. Jon,
    I have talked some with him. As far as I know he is not a vegetarian. I think he basically eats dairy free paleo food. With quite a few fruits. ;)

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