Happy Hens Durham

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Our Story

We are a small, first generation chicken farm that is just getting up and running in rural Eastern Durham County, in Carr Township, near Leesville Rd.  As Christians, our belief is that our farm should reflect God’s command of Christian Stewardship.  This means that our birds are treated humanely as well as given free access to food, water, and as much space as possible!

It is our belief that much can be learned of a farmer by observing the way their livestock is treated.  Each of our laying birds is given well over 100sq/ft of pasture per bird to allow our hens to express their “chickeness” as they scratch, peck, and eat.

We also raise small batches of broilers (meat birds) in a Joel Salatin style Chicken tractor that is moved onto fresh pasture daily.  These meat birds, therefore, are raised on fresh, clean grass rather than cooped up in a tight building with their own manure for bedding.  Come processing time, we treat these birds respectfully as a living animal rather than as a “unit of production”.

Products:

  • Free Range Eggs -> $4 / Dozen
    • Please contact us via email with your name and number if interested in eggs  🙂
    • Note egg production may fall off during winter months as birds go through their natural winter molt.  While a bird is in molt, she will not lay eggs.
  • Whole Chicken -> Unavailable until registration as exempt processor with NC MPID completed [will update]

If interested in eggs , or if you have questions, please email us at happyhensdurham@gmail.com!

“The righteous care for the needs of their animals…” Prov 12:10