TENNESSEE VALLEY EGGS
(the least expensive
volume seller in the SE)
VALLEY EGGS ?
● No Growth Hormones
● No Pesticides
● No Animal By-Products
● All Natural Grain Fed
Happier Healthier Hens
Lay Healthier Eggs
VALLEY EGGS ?
Do You Consider Yourself a
Consider the Hens...
|BATTERY HEN CAGED EGGS
Many people are unaware that the
family farms shown on TV are largely a thing of the past. Most
“farms” are huge factories that treat animals as things. Pigs,
chickens, and veal calves are so over confined they cannot move
forward or back or even turn around. Battery cage chickens have a
of 67 square inches, less than a school notebook page, for their
entire lives. They are de-beaked with a hot iron, stand on
slanted wire that deforms their feet, and cannot even spread their
wings. Feathers are dirty and matted, and many lose most
feathers. The cages are stacked 3 and 4 rows high in barns having
no natural light. Chickens in the top row defecate on the heads
of all the chickens below them. Mites and lice are rampant. These
unsanitary conditions require the heavy use of antibiotics; a
chief reason antibiotics prescribed for human sickness no longer
work. With hundreds of thousands per building, these factory farm
battery hens never touch the ground, spread their wings, or see
outside light. With no private nesting box for egg-laying, it
often takes hours in discomfort to produce their one egg per day.
After a year, they quit laying eggs. Corporate owners starve them
for 15 days (about 5% die), to get them to molt which begins the
inhumane process again for a second year. Then all are killed. The
Humane Society of U.S. lists Hens in Battery Cages as one of the
six worst animals offenses in the U.S.:
www.hsus.org/farm/camp/nbe/. Egg Carton info:
More info on Battery Cage Hens is also at Humane Farming Association and Farm
|JERRY'S CAGE-FREE EGGS
Contrast the unnatural and cruel
Battery Cage conditions above with those of Tennessee
Valley Eggs, a CAGE FREE egg
farm run by local, first generation family farmers Jerry and Jana
Swafford of Englewood, TN. Most cage-free egg producers give
each bird approx. 1 square
foot. Jerry provides 4 square feet per bird, giving plenty of space
for walking and moving. At
night all the birds
crowd to one end of the house and cuddle.
During the day chickens roam freely, fly to their nesting boxes
and even swing on the water dispensing lines. The chickens
are healthy and large, with their beaks, feathers and feet in
perfect condition. Happy, natural clucking sounds are heard,
sunlight streaming in from windows.
nesting boxes all around the outside walls, pictured
above, one of Jerry's hens happily ensconced in her
nesting box. Pictured at left, a second hen having just laid
her egg, proudly stands on the perch, CROWING loudly. According to Jerry,
most of his hens crow proudly to tell the other hens they've laid their egg!
The brown eggs produced are large with thick shells. People in
this area should be proud to have these incredibly edible and healthy eggs from local hens who are treated humanely.
When you go to your grocer, buy Tennessee Valley Eggs. Martha Stewart and most
cooking show hosts prize brown cage-free eggs for health and
"humane" animal treatment. Look on the
box before you buy. If the words “Cage Free” or “Free Roaming”
aren’t on the box, then the chickens are in battery cages, even if
the box says “Omega vitamins” or anything else. Support humane
farming and local farmers!
Consider the Hens.
Consider Your Health.
HAPPIER, HEALTHIER HENS LAY
VALLEY EGGS ?
From N. Georgia & Chattanooga to Greater Knoxville...
Southeast Tennessee's premier
(the least expensive volume seller in the SE)
TENNESSEE VALLEY EGGS !
Always Healthy...Always CAGE-FREE
PURCHASE THEM at:
(Hixson, Red Bank, Cleveland)
United Grocery Outlets
ASK FOR THEM AT
● Cracker Barrel
One or two people requesting Tennessee Valley Eggs is enough
for most grocers to place them in their stores.
Have your Grocer call
Jerry today: 423-263-3445