Wells Tavern Farm’s chickens are now, officially not being fed organic feeds. Why? The cost was more than prohibitive, and it was very difficult to contemplate passing those costs along to the consumer.
So… what now? Well, we are excited to have researched and found a great alternative feed, that provides more protein to the hens than the organic feed did, and provides them with additional natural compounds help to prevent infection and the (ever possible) spread of disease-causing bacteria by natural stimulation of the animals immune system and binding toxins. At the same time, the resulting eggs from our farm will have enhanced Omega-3’s. That is a good thing.
This gives us some new Potential health benefits…
All-natural feed for the chickens that contains high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 Fatty Acids have been used in Europe for years and the FDA has done extensive research to show that high levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids –
- Reduce “Bad” cholesterol levels
- Lower incidence of heart disease
- Reduce levels of dementia
- Reduce levels of Attention Deficient Syndrome
There are absolutely NO animal by-products in the ingredients in this natural chicken feed. There are no hormones, and no antibiotics.
We will be offering the same high quality product, with an added omega-3 boost, to anyone who wants to stop by the farm and pickup a dozen or 18-pack of great, pastured or free-roaming (your choice of terminology) brown chicken eggs.