In Durham, NC there is sweeping, beautiful acreage right off the highway where Funny Girl Farm calls home. In addition to growing a variety of non-GMO vegetables, they raise heirloom chicken breeds that spend their days on fresh pasture enjoying worms, seeds, bugs and weeds. FGF’s hens lay their eggs and sleep in a portable “egg-mobile,” which is moved throughout various pastures; employing this method, they’re able to provide a healthy environment for both the birds and the land. Their eggs are sold to local restaurants, like Andrea Reusing's The Durham and direct to consumers at the FGF farm stand at 504 Erwin Road. We’re excited to share that FGF has a retired hen adoption program. Chickens can live 8 to 10 years and by the time they reach this age they are rarely laying. If you’re interested in adopting a four year old hen as a pet and giving her a second lease on life, fill out FGF’s form here. They’ve successfully found homes for more than 100 hens, but there are still several dozen available for adoption, so we encourage you to contact them.
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