winters fruit tree eggs
are unique because of the way our hens are raised. Our hens have been producing their own chicks for the last 35 years. Read more about our flock below.
Q: wHY ARE YOUR EGGS SMALL?
Our hens are a mixed flock. They are not purebred hens and are a mixture of bantam and standard hens. A few roosters and hens were previously dumped on the property which also mixed the population. Purebred poultry are bred to produce large eggs. We do not believe that a large egg makes a good egg.
Q: What do your hens eat?
Our outdoor hens and roosters do not get any supplemental feeding besides the occasional scratch. We do coop some of our hens in free range pens in order to control the population. Our cooped hens receive a combination of commercial food, grass/alfalfa and all the veggies and fruits that are not sold in the fruit stand. Most of what we do not sell at the fruit stand goes to our hens (this also helps prevent food waste). They have the ability to eat all the bugs they want and have outdoor access.