Free-Range Chicken Products
The health and well-being of our animals is of the highest importance to us at Coppal House Farm, so that we can provide our customers with the best product possible. When it comes to our eggs, we have done our best to ensure that we are raising happy, healthy chickens. Here on the farm you can find hundreds of chickens free ranging on our 78-acres. We maintain a flock of heritage breed chickens that are free to eat the grasses, grains and grubs on our property. We do this because nothing tastes better than an egg from a happy chicken. Our eggs are picked daily and each dozen is marked with a "picked on" date, so you know exactly how fresh they are.
Why eat farm fresh eggs?
Farm fresh eggs contain more nutritional value than commercially raised eggs. They contain two to ten times more omega-3 fats which aid in reducing inflammation in your body. They contain two times the vitamin E, an important antioxidant, which lessens damage caused by normal aging and helps the body rid itself of toxins. They contain three to six times the vitamin D, an important nutrient if you do not get enough exposure to the sun. They are also higher in vitamin A; folate, the natural form of folic acid; vitamin B-12; lutein & zeaxanthin, two antioxidants important for eye health. For those concerned about cholesterol, eggs contain more good cholesterol than bad and will not raise your blood cholesterol levels.
How can you tell the difference?
When you crack an egg open you can tell how the chicken was raised. Pasture raised chicken egg whites do not spread, and they may appear cloudy in color. The color of the yolk is determined by the diet of the chicken. The paler the yolk, the more commercial feed they have eaten. Chickens on pasture will lay eggs with a vibrant orange yolk due to the greens and grasses they consume.
In addition to eggs, we produce pasture raised chicken, available as cuts or whole roasters. When possible we feed our chickens a mixture of grains that we grow here on the farm and supplement with commercial feed. When pasture is not available they receive food scraps and vegetable matter from the high tunnel we maintain.
All of our chicken is processed at Granite State Poultry & Processing in Milford, NH. All cuts can be purchased from November through July in our self-serve farm stand, or August through October in our full service farm stand.
Our eggs vary in size throughout the year depending on the stage of our chickens. The price of our Large/XL eggs varies by season.
Large/XL $4-5 per dozen
Medium $3-4 per dozen
*Stew Hens $3/lb
*Stew Hens are laying hens that are 2 or more years old and are best suited to making soups and stocks. These birds are not appropriate for roasting.
**Prices subject to change