Our hens will be strutting their stuff all day long in our pastures at the farm in Long Valley, NJ. They will also have the unique distinction of calling a former full-sized school bus their crash pad for the evenings!
I am not sure exactly when I will get the bus over to the farm, but I think it should be by mid-July. I plan on retro-fitting the inside with one wall of roll-away nesting boxes, a row of 5-over-5's that will accommodate 200-250 laying hens! Remember, they only sleep in the bus and lay eggs, then they get to roam free in the pasture helping us with a natural cycle of fertilization that will improve the grasses for the cows and sheep on each successive grazing rotation. The lucky ladies will also have an all you can eat buffet of bugs, worms and grasses which will benefit them and will also serve as natural insect management!
This is how it should be.... thanks to Joel Salatin for the ideas and thank you Susan for the dream.
I hope all our friends in the Long Valley area will stop at our stand for these world class eggs which should be ready in the fall. Our delicious eggs will also be available to our great farmer's market customers in Oradell, Boonton and Montclair, NJ.
Thanks to Steve MacLean at Heritage Valley and Jim Totten, owner of Totten Family Farm for giving us a chance. To see our farm stand hours and get more info on Heritage Valley products visit www.HeritageValleyNJ.com , or like us on FaceBook, #HeritageValleyNJ
Thanks to John Lecke bus company and Uncle Jules for helping out on our Eggs-cellent Farming adventure!
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