At Gentry Homestead, we are committed to providing our local community with fresh, nutritious eggs from happy and healthy pasture-fed chickens. To achieve this, we hatch our own chicks through incubation and raise them with care to ensure they thrive and produce high-quality eggs. Our pasture-fed chickens are given ample space to roam, forage, and graze on grass, insects, and other natural food sources. This approach not only ensures that our chickens are healthy and happy, but also results in eggs that are rich in nutrients and have a delicious, distinct flavor.
To hatch our own chicks, we use an incubator that maintains the optimal temperature, humidity, and ventilation levels required for successful hatching. We carefully select fertile eggs from our own flock, and place them in the incubator. Over the course of 21 days, the eggs are turned regularly and monitored closely to ensure they are developing properly. Once the chicks hatch, they are moved to a brooder box where they are kept warm, fed, and watered until they are ready to be moved outside.
Raising pasture-fed chickens requires careful attention to their needs and behaviors. At Gentry Homestead, we prioritize the health and welfare of our chickens by providing them with access to fresh water and high-quality feed, as well as plenty of space to move and forage. By raising our chickens in this way, we are able to offer our local community fresh, delicious eggs that are rich in nutrients and produced with care and integrity.
Our eggs are available for purchase on our website, as well as at the local farmstead Grindstone Gardens. We have new chickens every year to ensure that our hens lay eggs consistently and that we are able to meet the demands of our local community. We take pride in providing our customers with fresh, healthy, and ethically-produced eggs, and are committed to continuing to raise pasture-fed chickens with care and attention.
As part of our commitment to providing our local community with high-quality, pasture-raised poultry, we are also excited to announce that we are starting to incubate our own turkey eggs. This new endeavor on our homestead will allow us to offer fresh, delicious turkey for families to enjoy at Thanksgiving and other special occasions. Just like our chickens, our turkeys will be raised with care and attention, and given ample space to forage and graze. We are excited to expand our offerings and provide our community with a wider range of ethically-raised, farm-fresh poultry.