La Mason de Poulet
Cage Free • Pasture Reared • Antibiotic and Hormone Free
Hand Gathered Daily
Poultry Sales Office
Yuba College’s Poultry Farm is currently selling farm-fresh free range-brown eggs. Mixed eggs are $4.00/dozen; large eggs are $5.00/dozen.
The farm is also selling compost for $5.00 per bobcat bucket (you haul).
Purchases may be made Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cash or check are accepted for purchases. Call 530-741-6962 to make an appointment for pick-up. The poultry farm is located on Linda Avenue on the south eastern border of the Yuba College Campus on the Campus Farm. The Veterinary Technology Program Poultry Farm egg production program is comprised of 45 well-loved chickens laying more than 10,000 eggs a year. Yuba College Eggs is an Enterprise Project, giving students hands-on experience in egg production. Yuba College egg sales have enabled the poultry program to be largely self-funded; profits from egg sales buy supplies and equipment and support students who gain work experience.
Free-range eggs: These are eggs from hens that have access to a large outdoor area, although they may be fenced in to protect them from predators and thus not totally "free." The "have access to..." phrasing can also be an issue. Standards that require poultry to have access to the outdoors do not require the poultry to actually use that access. In some cases, the access provided is through a doorway so small that few or no birds venture outside. This situation has received some media coverage, and if you advertise free-range eggs you may be asked by customers to explain what you mean by free-range.
Omega-3 eggs: Research has shown that including about 10% flaxseed in laying hens' diet results in eggs with a high level of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are a desirable component of a heart-healthy diet. Eggs labeled as high in omega-3 must be tested to verify their omega-3 composition.
Organic eggs are produced in compliance with the National Organic Program standards.
Pasture-raised eggs: This is nearly the same as free-range eggs; it assumes that the hens have a large outdoor area. Pasture-raised also means that the hens get a portion of their diet from grasses and other pasture plants.
Adopt a Chicken Right on Our Farm
Name your chicken!!
The ‘Adopt a Yuba College Chicken’ program is very popular and we don't have enough "girls" to meet the demand. We save all your info and will contact you when "girls" become available. If you would like to get on the waiting list please fill our registration form and turn it in. So you can name your chicken, visit your chicken on visitation days and you receive her eggs for her 10 month laying season. Payment options: One payment of $150 or two payments of $75 each.
We are committed to taking care of your chicken so that she will have a happy life and will produce great eggs for you. Our pastures don't have cages; instead the girls walk around the whole pasture area, with scratch areas and perches. This is considered "Free Run".
These small barns have separate nesting areas that the girls use for laying eggs. Your hens may be living in lavish quarters in the future, depending on the success of the ‘Adopt a Chicken’ program.
WHAT DO THE GIRLS EAT?
Our poultry nutritionist and feed company designed a nutritious all natural diet for our chickens. It includes variety of grains, vitamins and minerals. We want to ensure that the girls are happy and that you are getting the highest quality, natural eggs.
This message is a reminder about food safety with respect to our eggs. Some of the info below is common sense but we feel we should remind you about some egg handling practices. Salmonellosis is a disease caused by bacteria that can be present in raw or undercooked food. Salmonella enteritidis is a type of salmonella bacteria which can be found outside and inside the egg.
Please be advised that our eggs are not inspected by registered grading facility. To protect yourself from Salmonella infection, refrigerate the eggs, do not eat undercooked eggs, and wash your hands after handling eggs. Having said that, our goal is to provide you with the best egg on the market. The Yuba College Veterinary Technology Program Poultry Center takes a number of measures to improve food safety and minimize the risk of Salmonella and other foodborne infections. We follow strict on-farm biosecurity practices to control the potential entry of pathogens. The entry is restricted, and clothes and footwear are changed and the bottoms of shoes or boots are disinfected prior to entering bird housing areas. Only eggs laid in the clean nests are packaged for sale, not those that are sometimes laid on the floor by our free-run chickens. Only eggs from the nest will reach your table. An additional level of quality assurance we take is egg candling to detect eggs with cracked shells and/or interior defects. Defective eggs are removed and disposed of.
*Adapted from Heritage Chickens