Learn how our pasture raised chickens are raised in our agroforestry systems across Kenya and know where your eggs come from
Besides the creation of a premium product, pastured chickens are a crucial part of nutrient cycling, scarification of the soil surface, and pasture sanitization. For the early stages of natural succession, when weeds and grasses thrive, the physiological services of pasture raised chickens form an excellent short term symbiosis for the agroforestry system before horticultural crops are introduced and prepare the land while providing a good return on investment. Eggs are a very familiar product in weekly shopping baskets, and are well suited to our customer base.
It has been proven that pasture raised chickens produce healthier eggs with higher levels of Omega 3 oils, Vitamin D, E, and beta-carotene with less cholesterol, amongst others. The beta-carotene is what makes the yolk more colorful. Every morning, the flocks are moved onto a fresh piece of pasture and this entices the birds to start feeding not only on the pasture and the pasture seed, but also on insects and earthworms, before they are fed layers mash. The fresh forage is packed with minerals and vitamins and the daily move literally stimulates the ingestion of more greens, further reducing the reliance on layers mash. The self-activated fertilization with their manure as well as their constant scarification fuels the pasture to regrow with more vigor, and it is this exact relationship on small and medium farms that industrial agriculture cannot achieve.