Dear friends of Forty-K Farm,
After a good solid year of super-intensive, free range, integrated pasture based chicken care and egg production, it’s time for a break..!
And what a year with the chickens it has been; joy, tears, extremes of heat, cold, and wind (yes the ‘chook palace’ even ended up on its roof!), and lots and lots of The Good Eggs.
It’s a very tough decision to make, but one we hope will allow us to do it bigger and better next time, whilst we take a breather and refine our systems.
Importantly, we need to find good homes for 100 of our hens ASAP!
Given the hens are only 18 months old, and have had a great run out at Forty-K Farm, you should get another year or two good egg production, and many more years as quality pets, part time layers, kitchen waste destroyers, and garden-mulching companions.
Contact us via phone, text or email; we want to get names against all of our hens, ready for a big collection weekend both from the farm and the VEG Warehouse in Brunswick. Brunswick collection Saturday Feb 2 Farm collection Sunday Feb 3 (times to be confirmed) That way it will be business as usual with the eggs, and a clean exit date with no surprises.
Here’s the deal:
- One hen (to add to an existing flock, they need company) $7.50
- Two hens $14
- Three hens $20
- Four hens $25
- Five hens $30 !!
We’ve also got heaps of freshly milled, Certified Organic Chicken Feed, in 20kg bags, to take with the hens, or to keep your own existing hens happy. Finally an organic feed souced from within VIC & NSW, and not QLD, yay! Retails at $25/bag, or:
- One bag $24
- Two or more bags $22 each
- Buying hens, and feed, bags at $22 each
- Feed can be delivered with eggs during January at no extra charge
Or why not get started and buy a quality VEG Chook House, and receive three complentary hens and a bag of organic feed!?
Feel free to contact us for more info, or with other ideas (eg that you’d like to take over the chicken enterprise instead!).
If you’ve ever bought or eaten The Good Eggs, please take a moment to fill in our online survey; to know honestly how we have been received is the most valuable thing by far
Thanks so much for your support and encouragement; to work with people who care where their food comes from is truly inspiring.
Check out the photos, above, and below!
Carey & Ellen at Forty-K Farm and Melton CSA
0423 554 398
Highett Rd Melton