Alexandre Kids Eggs
Alexandre Kids Eggs is an offshoot of the Alexandre Family EcoDairy Farm. With help from parents, Joseph (14 at the time) and Christian (13 at the time), supported by the help of their three siblings, Vanessa, Dalton, and Savanna established Alexandre Kids Eggs in 2005. The kids dreamed of a mobile hen house towed around lush green dairy pastures to raise organic hens to produce the best tasting pastured eggs possible. The family visited farms across the country to learn from others. When the kids were introduced to pastured poultry techniques on a Mennonite farm in Pennsylvania, they came home and began their own pastured poultry operation. The entire family now has a passion for producing organic nutrient dense foods as nature intended us all to eat. With hard work and a lot of perseverance, the small egg operation quickly grew from farmers markets to over 150 northern California natural food retail outlets, including Whole Foods and Costco.
Hens are nurtured under ideal conditions in organic pastures where they forage on lush grasses year around. A cool Mediterranean climate combined with nutrient rich soils and grasses creates ideal outdoor living conditions and longevity for Alexandre Kids hens. Two breeds of laying hens are raised; Isa-Red and Red Sex-Links. All of the hens are raised on organic pastures under the watchful eyes of the Alexandre dairy cows and Great Pyrenees guard dogs. The hens graze on green, lush organic grass and have room to roam in the fresh coastal air and sunshine. They intermingle with the dairy cows and enjoy a natural farm life setting where they can produce the most nutritious organic eggs. Hens are housed in mobile “egg-mobiles,” designed and constructed by the Alexandre Family. The “egg-mobiles” are moved to new areas of pasture twice a week so the pasture gets desired fertilizer and to prevent overgrazing. Our chickens eat certified organic feeds; irrigated dairy pastures consisting of 50 to 100 variety of plant species ranging from grasses, forbs, herbs and clovers; oyster shell, with limited daily feeding of mixture of organic grains and minerals. We never add any chemicals, hormones or antibiotics. Collected eggs are processed daily at the Alexandre Kids egg ranch.