Our flock of about 1250 chickens spends the daylight hours free to explore the farm and eat insects and other chicken treats. At night they return to one of our secure open-air shelters where they roost until dawn, safe from nocturnal predators. Thanks to our mild climate these shelters are perfect for keeping them cozy in winter and cool and comfortable through the summer months.
We have three specially designed shady and comfortable chicken yards with more under development. Each of these includes a perimeter fence which allows the chickens to eat and drink during the day with easy access to nesting boxes where they can lay in comfort and seclusion.. Chicken-sized access gates allow the chickens enjoy the pastures and the company of other farm animals. The yards also include space for mobile housing for maturing pullets. Our chicks are brooded for their first two weeks in the barn. Once they are fully fledged they move out onto pasture in special yards before being integrated with the adult flock.
We supplement the food they scratch and forage around the farm with non-gmo, soy-free feed, sprouted barley fodder, milk, as well as fruits and vegetables. Our chicks are given green forage access from early days and also fed high protein organic poultry starter. We avoid systematic treatments for our chickens and if any medical problem arises the chicken in question is immediately separated and kept in alternative shelter until it returns to health.
Long Dream Farm is registered as an Egg Handler with the state of California. Our eggs are currently available on farm, and are served at a number of local restaurants. Please contact us for availability.
Current retail locations include:
Auburn Nutrition Center, Auburn
Gaia’s Basket, Auburn
Sunrise Natural Foods, Roseville
Our eggs are also distributed by Produce Express to local restaurants, food services and stores.