August 10, 2014
CBS News Discusses the Healthiness of Vital Farms Eggs
Porter says pasture-raised hens produce the healthiest eggs.
In a pasture environment, birds may live in small houses – either mobile or fixed – to which they can return at will (for example to lay) and are secured in at night (for protection), but otherwise they are free to roam on vegetation covered pastures.
The amount of space provided for each bird on a correctly operated pasture-raised farm works out to over 108sqft each (1000 birds for ever 2.5 acres). This number has been calculated by soil management studies as being the minimum amount that allows for constant source of dietary vegetation on pastures rotated regularly to ensure that any potential parasite life-cycles are interrupted, keeping both the hens and the land healthy.