Egg Hiatus

February 8, 2019

Egg Hiatus

We will not have eggs from Josh’s Foraging Fowls for approximately six months, or until his new flock begins laying. In the meantime, we are looking for local egg producers to fill the gap. Please contact us if you or anyone you know raises hens and would be willing to sell us eggs.

For over a year and a half, Josh has been working hard to help his hens recover from Mycoplasma gallisepticum (the equivalent of a common cold). This upper respiratory disease spreads easily among chickens and can be very difficult to eradicate from a flock. After many months of trying natural remedies, Josh has finally made the decision to remove the chickens from his farm so as to break the cycle and stop the illness from spreading. As such, we will not receive eggs from Josh for about six months, or until his new pullets start laying. Just as we do with our other farmers, we stand behind Josh and his decision to do what’s best for his animals. We will continue to support him by carrying his pasture-raised meats and, when the time comes, will once again sell his pastured eggs. The ups and downs of small, local agriculture can bring disappointment, but (as we well know) can also bring so much joy. We will be even more appreciative of Josh’s eggs when they return.



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