As a Biodynamic farm, we try as much as possible to close the cycle of fertility on Remembrance Farm. The chickens play a crucial role in that cycle, transforming grain and pasture into food for the vegetable crops at the center of our rotation. The eggs they produce are a delicious by-product of the fundamental synergy of crops and animals on the farm.
We have about 300 Golden Comet hens who graze our cover crop fields in rotation with our vegetables. They are truly pasture-raised, always on new, fresh grass during the growing season and housed in a greenhouse during the winter. They eat 100% organic feed, a combination of whole grains that we grow on our farm specifically for them, some nutritional supplements to balance their ration, and lots of bugs, seeds, and fresh greens that they forage from our fields. We move their houses and pasture weekly to keep them and our fields healthy. They lead a true "chicken's life," as we let them express their essential nature as much as possible!