Meet the Girls

Happy hens like to fly, perch, forage and dust-bathe because that's what comes naturally to them.Check out our girls in action and see why they love their natural environment.

...though it's more like "flap." Have you ever seen a chicken fly across the sky? Of course you haven't. But our girls do love to flap their wings and even get a few feet off the ground now and then. And with an average wingspan of 30", they make good use of the 21.8 square feet per hen that we give them.

We like to joke about our girls being descended from dinosaurs, but their more recent ancestor is the Red Junglefowl. And our hens seem to be aware of this, because they love to pretend our farms are in the jungle, perching on everything they can find. We provide trees and shaded play structures, but we draw the line at vines.

A hen that gets to poke her little beak into the grass all day, searching the pasture for bugs? That's a happy hen. And it's also a healthy hen: the nutrients in these "appetizing" treats, plus their "grass salad" is what gives our yolks that lovely deep golden color.

When it's time to get clean, our girls have a rather unorthodox method: they roll around in the dirt. But it actually keeps their feathers shiny and their skin healthy, so we make sure they always have access to sand pits.

 

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Locations

All of our farms are in the Ozark Woodlands of Arkansas and Missouri, for several good reasons. This region has gently rolling woodland hills which is the perfect environment for our girls, not to mention a mild climate that means they get to go outside year round, not just in the summer. The Ozark Woodlands also have an abundant fresh water supply and happen to be closer to the grain fields where we source ingredients for our hens' feed. It's actually better for the environment to drive our eggs to our customers than making lots of trips to deliver grain. And since it's only a short two-day drive, our eggs are still fresh from the farm when they reach you.

Expand Arrowhead Acres

Location Missouri
Owners: Simon and Julie Kropf
Size: 80 Acres
What does farming mean to your family? A good place to raise a family
If you were a hen would you rather: perch, dust bathe, forage, or flap your wings? Dust bathe
What time of day do you prefer your eggs: breakfast, lunch, or dinner? All the time!

Expand Green Grass Farm

Location: Missouri
Owners: Greg and Paul
What does farming mean to your family? It means I can stay close to home to provide for my family and that my wife and children can help me on the farm!
If hens could speak what would they say? "It's a party outside where I feel free and getting some fresh air"
What is your favorite thing about free range egg farming? I enjoy watching chickens pop out of the barn in the morning when the doors open.

Expand Green Acre Farms

Location: Missouri
Owners: Daniel and Kimi
What does farming mean to your family? A way of keeping family tradition going. Raising our family with a strong work ethic, teaching responsibility and a sense of belonging.
If hens could speak what would they say? Hatch good ideas. Give your sweetie a peck. Start from scratch! Stick together. Don't let life ruffle your feathers.
Favorite egg dish? Fried egg sandwich. Tastes great and one of the few foods that works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Expand Bayer Farm

Location: Colcord, Oklahoma
Owners: Michael and Courtney Cox
Size: 15 Acres
What does farming mean to your family? It allows for a lifestyle that's important to us and our children- teaching them responsibilities and values!
Favorite egg dish? Our kids like green eggs and ham
If you were a hen would you rather: Perch, Dust-Bathe, Forage, or Flap? Forage

Expand Hilltop Farm

Location: Arkansas
Owner: Tyler Amoth
Years in egg business: 10 years
Translate "Squawk! Squawk!" "I Just laid another egg!"
Favorite egg dish? Scrambled eggs with cheese and sausage
Whats the funniest thing you have seen on the farm? A chicken decided that it needed to have a look around, so it flew on to the roof of the barn!
What is your favorite thing about free range egg farming? Watching the hens run out of the barn in the morning!

Expand T&L Poultry

Location: Missouri
Owners: Tim & Brenda Koehn, Lane & Alana Koehn
What does farming mean to your family? Great way to raise a family and make a decent living.
If hens could speak what would they say? "I am living the dream!"
What is your favorite egg dish? Bacon and cheese omelet
Translate "squawk squawk" "I love my owners! I love my owners!"

Expand Whitetail Valley Farms

Location: Missouri
Owners: Russ and Rhonda Hostetler
What does farming mean to your family? We like it because we can work together.
Which came first the chicken or the egg? Chicken
What is your favorite thing about free range egg farming? We like to see them out roaming over the hillside!

Expand Stoney Hollow

Location: Ozark Woodlands
Owners: Dusty and Becky Armstrong
Translate "squawk squawk": "Well girls, it's time for my dust bath!"
What is your favorite thing about free range egg farming? Getting to see the chickens go outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
What's the funniest thing you have seen on the farm? When walking through the barn a chicken flew up and roosted on my shoulder. It looked down at me and cocked it's head as if to say, "how's your day going?"

Expand Sunset Valley Farm

Size: 80 acres
Location: Ozark Woodlands
Owners: The Xiong family
Years in the egg business: 8
Favorite egg dish: Scrambled eggs
If chickens could talk, what would they say? I wish I knew.

Expand D&D Farm

Size: 24 acres
Location: Sulphur Springs, Arkansas
Owners: Doua Lee
Years in the egg business: 10
Favorite thing about free range farming: Watching the birds play outside.

Expand Winding Creek Farm

Size: 20 acres
Location: Southwest of Buffalo, Missouri
Owners: Donald and Jewell Headings
Are chickens a little crazy? They do seem to think our heads are perches.
Favorite egg dish: Egg Casserole
If chickens could talk, what would they say? Something sassy.

Expand Tree Line Layers Farm

Size: 30 acres
Location: Buffalo, Missouri
Owners: Sidney and Shari Hostetler
Favorite egg dish: Omelets
Chickens are awfully talkative. What are they saying? “I laid an egg!”
What does farming mean to your family? A good lifestyle

Expand Circle H Laying Farm

Size: 46 acres
Location: Buffalo, Missouri
Owners: Jonathan and Trevis Headings
Years in the egg business: 8
Favorite egg dish: Pizza Egg Casserole
Please translate: “Squawk! Squawk!” “I just laid a happy egg – yes! Yes!”
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