S. Martino/St. Martin - Casies/Gsies, Gsies/Valle di Casies
One egg is the same as another. Or not?
Our organic chickens live in the mobile stable in the middle of our meadows, so our chickens get fresh grass, air and sun. We also keep dual-purpose chickens. With “dual use” we mean eggs & meat, which means that the meat of our organic chickens is also used as soup chicken after their active time as laying hens and the male chicks are also raised. Unfortunately not a matter of course these days …But for us an affair of the heart! ♥
Even if ethical and sustainable use of our earth’s resources is important to you, eggs from dual-purpose chickens are a matter of course! Why do organic meadow eggs cost more than normal free-range eggs? The workload with a mobile stable is greater because it gets a new place in our meadows around every 2 weeks and additional feed and water have to be brought to the stable.
In addition to the higher costs for the purchase and rearing of organic laying hens themselves and the larger land requirement per animal provided for by the guidelines for organic agriculture, it is above all the costs for the feed that have an impact on the books. Grains and pulses in organic quality are much more expensive than corresponding products from conventional cultivation.
Our chickens only get certified GMO-free organic feed. Due to the good feeding, the fresh grass and the great freedom of movement in our meadows and fields, our organic meadow eggs simply taste better and contain a particularly large number of vitamins (A, D, E), healthy omega 3 fatty acids and carotenoids. That is what is special about our organic meadow eggs!