We have 95 happy hens and a rooster who live in the Hen Shack at Garden Shack Farm.  On average, each hen lays

one egg per day most days of the year.  Are our hens free rangepasturedcage freeorganic? you ask. 

Different people have different interpretations of those terms, so this is how they spend their days:  Their Hen Shack

is 100 square feet and they are only locked in their shack from dusk to dawn, for their protection.  All day they roam

on a 17,000+ sq ft fenced and partially covered area with plenty of greenery and bugs.  (That's about 350 square feet per bird.) The fence and bird netting keep them safe from the various creatures we have roaming around and flying

over the farm.  They eat commercial laying feed without antibiotics, many garden and kitchen leftovers, and

anything else they can naturally find and/or catch.  You are welcome to visit them whenever we are open!  


​           Click here for more information about cleaning, cooking, and the nutritional value of our eggs!

(Picture of each hen's egg is in left bottom corner of her picture!)
MEET SOME OF THE HENS
Petunia
Stays close to her family
Fern
Enjoys cuddling with other hens
Olive
Protects her sisters
AUSTRALORPS - birthday 6/16/14 (lay brown eggs)
Moonbeam
Enjoys hide
and seek
Phloxy
Keeps a close
eye on the situation
Rhinestone
Speaks her mind,
loudly
Iris
Bold and
beautiful
Rosie
Lets no one come
between her and her food
SILVER-LACED WYANDOTTES - birthday 6/16/14 (lay light brown eggs)
Marigold
Isn't as nice as she looks
Sunflower
Enjoys being a chicken
Pepper
Wants to be carried around
Poulet
Loves to cuddle

These two

are younger;

birthday

6/16/14


GOLD-LACED WYANDOTTES - birthday 6/16/14 (lay sand-colored eggs)
Michelle
Seeks great adventures
Friendly
Loves to pose for the camera
WELSUMMERS - birthday 4/30/14 (lay terra cotta speckled brown eggs)
Blackie
Likes to peck at odd things
Wendy
Is very shy
snowtopia
Flocks together with her sisters
PLYMOUTH BARRED ROCKS - born 4/30/14 (lay light pinkish brown eggs)
Henny
Follows Penny everywhere
Penny
Will stalk you for treats
Coffee
Thinks she's a person
Little Girl
Chases lawnmowers
Poppy
Always first in line for snacks
GOLDEN COMETS - birthday 3/5/14 (lay brown eggs)
Big Momma
Rules the roost
TETRA TINTS - birthday 3/5/14 (lay off-white eggs)
THE CHICKENS AND THE EGGS
Pruney
Seeks great heights
Ruby
Likes to stay in shape
Ginger

Worries about

the future

Pickle
Will run from
you forever
Zinnia
Loves a good scratch
Ivy
Hangs out with
friends often
SPECKLED SUSSEXES - birthday 6/16/14 (lay light brown eggs)

Welcome

to

Cinnamon

Enjoys her freedom

EASTER EGGERS - birthday 5/11/15
Raisin
Everyone's favorite lady
Sue
Blends into the crowd
Cookie
Loves being the center of attention
Ms. Fuzzy
Cheeks
Thinks humans are out to get her
Flora
Feels happiest
when perching
Myrtle
Spends her days
hiding in tall grass​
Maple

Might prefer being human


RHODE ISLAND REDS - birthday 5/11/15
Ginny
Delights in chicken activities
Dahlia
Keeps on
keeping on
EASTER EGGERS - birthday 6/16/14 (lay pink, green, or blue eggs)
We accept
Figgy
Likes getting to know new people
RHODE ISLAND REDS - birthday 4/10/15 (lay brown eggs)
Daisy
Loves chasing
grasshoppers
Scarlet
Proud of her good looks
Hazel

Basks in the sun often

Caramel

Enjoys the company of roosters

Pudding
Keeps to herself
Amber

Seeks new experiences