Eggs...Eggs every where....
Ok not every where, but we do have them for sale....
About our eggs:
We are located in beautiful Camp, Arkansas. Our little farm is named Mahaniam (it means two camps). We are homesteaders (some what self sufficient self maintaining family farm) so the money we earn here goes to preserve our little farm and our way of life for ourselves and our children. We have four children, 30 plus chickens, goats, dogs a herd of cats and a bunch of wild life that comes in for free food. That said if you are in the same boat let me know and I will put some extra goodies in the box…if you are a teacher this also applies.
These are our Aracauna/Americana/Araucanas/ Ameraucanas also known as the Easter egg chickens as they lay colored eggs (Mine lay mainly lovely large blue eggs inside and out, with one now laying pink and one a pale yellow). The name of these really wondrous birds depends on who you ask, lol.
Make sure to read on to see how we guarantee you a good hatch by replacing unhatched eggs.
Our chickens (male and female) roam free during the day at night we put them up to bed with all the love any parent would. We say a blessing over them to G-d for the joy they have brought to our lives as well as eggs and meat. They are spoiled well fed and overly loved. In our current flock all of our birds are healthy and happy and they are great layers. Thus the reason for us selling some off. We have a full incubator; all of our little darlings look great as we have been candling them every few days.
Your personal hatch rate will depend on many different things, such as temperature, turnings, humidity and such. Because of this no one can guarantee a real hatch rate; however any egg or eggs that do not hatch for you I will replace free of charge you just pay shipping on the little loves.
Now for the good stuff…all the birds in the photo below are ours, yup we are proud parents and have many more photo’s and will email as many to you as you like. We have many different and wonderful birds in our little flock. White Americana or Aracauna if you like, she is a charmer, sweet, bright white and lays lovely blue eggs the likes of which few people have ever seen. They are huge eggs, blue inside and out. She is not rumpless,she has her 13th vertebra), Golden Americana or Aracauna sweet well mannered birds, beautiful gold and brown feathers They lay bright blue eggs. These as all my Americanas has blue feet and puffy checks…and yes and all their vertebra. They are just darling…go ahead ask for close yup photos. Our blue/gray Americana or Aracauna is an odd ball color that we are very proud of and hope to breed many more like her. We also have a few black and gold Aracauna or Americanas…
Our roosters are extraordinary show quality Aracauna or Americana if you like; they are full of pep and keep the girls on their toes as well as insuring that all our eggs are fertile.
They are all so very sweet and very friendly and make wonderful pets .
These have been bred to eat up all the little pest you might have laying around..i.e.Ticks, scorpions, snakes and almost any bug or small critter that they may come across (including mice...Yuck! Saw them do it myself). Their (the eggs) moms and dads keep this six acres squeeky clean...
If you raise chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, emu or any other sort of birds found on or near a farm and you want to swap eggs with me just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and place eggs in the into the subject box....
Please feel free to send all your questions to this email as well....
Only the Freshest eggs will be shipped, I collect them three times daily (most of the time more), Each Egg will be Bubble wrapped and carefully boxed for safe arrival to you! Again should the eggs or any egg not hatch just drop me a note and I will ship you more as long as you are willing to pay for shipping… Shipping on this is $12.95 and is shipped Priority Mail though the U.S.Postal Service, if you want them sent over night it is a bit more costly but I would be happy to find out the amount for you upon request. I can not ship these little loves outside of the US, sorry. One more thing we except all donations to our farm, equipment, feed, livestock, seed…if you have it, most likely we need it…
Be Blessed Mahanaim Farm and Ranch
These little guys are from one of our first hatchings
Fertile eggs by the piece or by the dozen...
Americana eggs just $24.99 per dozen-shipping is included
These are photos of just our americanas
If you are interested in our eggs just email me, I can bill you through Pay Pal or we can do checks or money orders... Just email me at: email@example.com
Mixed eggs can also be bought we call them mystery eggs, and you get what ever the girls have gifted us...
A list of eggs you might get: We have a lot of americans so you may get an egg or two from them and or any of these others.
Now for the good stuff…all the birds in the photo below are ours, yup we are proud parents and have many more photo’s and will email as many to you as you like. We have many different and wonderful birds in our little flock and I will share with you now some of their big fancy names. Rhode Island Red (she lays huge brown eggs), Buff Orpinton (she lays sort of a soft pink egg), Old world Dominique (a very cool bird that came to America with the first settlers, a great meat bird and a wonderful brown egg layer), New World Dominique (again lays a brown egg, not as plump of a bird as her Old world counterpart, but a great layer and very pretty), Australtorp ( she is huge, weighing in at close to 12 lbs and the prettiest shinny iridescent black feathers you have ever seen and is one of the best egg layers one could ever want, she lays about 340+ days a year, very dark brown eggs), White Americana ( she is a charmer, sweet, bright white and lays lovely blue eggs the likes of which few people have ever seen. They are huge eggs, blue inside and out. She is not rumples, she has her 13th vertebra), Golden Americana (a sweet well mannered bird, beautiful gold and brown feathers lays bright blue eggs. She as all my Americanas has blue feet and puffy checks…there just darling…go ahead ask for close yup photos.), Welsummer( a strange bird , but beautiful, big ), Brown red hen-some sort of English game bird ( she is just ready to lay so we are unsure what kind of eggs she will throw), We have many others that are full bred birds, I have no idea what their fancy names are, but you can see them in our photos, if you see one you know and I do not have it listed let me know and I will send you a free gift ( G-d knows I could use the help…lol)
One more thing we are homesteaders (some what self sufficient self maintaining family farm) so the money we earn here on ebay goes to preserve our little farm and our way of life for ourselves and our children. That said if you are in the same boat let me know and I will put some extra goodies in the box…if you are a teacher or a home school this also applies.
Only the Freshest eggs will be shipped, I collect them three times daily (most of the time more), Each Egg will be Bubble wrapped and carefully boxed for safe arrival to you! Again should the eggs or any egg not hatch just drop me a note and I will ship you more as long as you are willing to pay for shipping…
Mystery eggs just $24.95 dozen-shipping is included
Just need a few eggs...six eggs just
Three eggs are just
I can send you just one egg for
Here is a group photo of our little loves....
If you are interested in our eggs just email me, I can bill you through Pay Pal or we can do checks or money orders... Just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here comes Big Brother and the
by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom
According to an article by Dr. Mary Zanoni,
PH.D., in the Feb/Mar 2006 issue of "Backyard
Poultry", Big Brother is about to invade the
backyards of every American who owns even one
single animal that could conceivably be used as
food. Even if you are a vegan and never use any
animal products yourself, you should be concerned
about this issue, because, if passed, the new
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations
could spell the end of the animal welfare
movement and the triumph of factory-farm
For several years now, the USDA has been asking
the big producers in the meat, egg, and dairy
industries to voluntarily register their herds
and flocks under the proposed "National Animal
Identification System" (NAIS). The goal, if the
USDA has its way, is to make this registration
MANDATORY by January 1, 2008 -- and not just for
commercial producers. Even if you have only one
chicken, turkey, goat, goose, duck, sheep, pig,
cow, horse (yes, some people do eat horse meat),
ostrich, emu or whatever -- and even if they are
beloved pets that you never plan to sell or eat,
you will still be required to:
1. Register your farm or backyard flock with the
USDA, including your name, address, telephone
number, and Global Positioning System coordinates
for satellite-assisted location of your home and
farm. You will then receive a 7-digit "premises
ID number" to use in all reports to the USDA.
(By doing this, you are essentially consenting to
be spied upon.)
2. Register each animal individually and receive
a separate 15-digit number for each animal. This
will then be programmed inot a microchip and
implanted the animal at YOUR expense.
3. Report within 24 hours the birth, death, sale,
or any movement of each animal to or from your
property (even to take it to the county fair or
the vet!) -- again at YOUR expense.
If this sounds like some kind of weird conspiracy
theory to you, check it out for yourself at the
official NAIS website (http://www.usda.gov/nais).
There you will find an overview of the plan and
the stages for implementing it, plus updates and
statistics on your own state, including how many
animal owners have voluntarily complied with the
request to register their premises. (The
microchips will come later.) The USDA, in turn,
is using this "voluntary compliance" data as
"proof" that people don't object to this program
-- even though most people with backyard flocks
don't even know about it. At least one state,
Wisconsin, has already made registration
mandatory, with over 100,000 homes and farms
registered. Other states are soon to follow,
unless people wake up to what is happening and
understand the REAL implications of this for the
humane and organic movements.
Although this is being touted by the USDA as a
way to track animals in case of an outbreak of a
disease or pandemic such as Asian bird flu, the
reality is, that it will hit hardest on small
organic and niche farmers, people who want to
raise their own eggs or meat, hobbyists who enjoy
the animals as pets, and anyone who prefers
free-run poultry or eggs to those from factory
farms. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to NAIS, not even
for people like the Amish, who, for religious
reasons, do not use electronic devices. In
short, this could spell the end of the family
farm as we know it. Mary Zanoni writes in her
"The NAIS will drive small producers out of the
market, will make people abandon raising animals
for their own food, will invade Americans'
personal privacy, and will violate the religious
freedom of Americans whose beliefs make it
impossible for them to comply. The NAIS will also
encourage increased industrial-scale animal
farming, and discourage the humane, small-scale
production of animal foods." (Source: "The
USDA's proposed 'National Animal Identification
System': A plan for Government Monitoring and
your flock," Backyard Poultry, Feb/Mar 2006, p.
And get this: The big companies, like National
Pork Producers and Cargill Meats, get special
breaks and considerations. Rather than mark each
animal individually, they can register a whole
flock of poultry under a single ID number as the
birds move through the system from chick to
market. But backyard poultry owners, small-scale
farmers, or even classroom incubator projects
will have to individually register EACH CHICK as
it is hatched, as well as keep up with all the
paperwork that will entail. The extra costs of
all this red tape in time, labor, and equipment
(including the microchips and the computer with
internet access needed for the "within 24 hours"
reports) will NOT be funded by the government.
Even the USDA admits this on their site. For
small-scale family farms already on the edge
economically, this additional bureaucratic burden
will be the death knoll.
So I ask myself: Are the USDA and the meat
industry using the "mad cow" and "bird flu"
scares to get this plan implemented without
public protest? Quite possibly. It is no
accident that recent news stories about bird flu
show free-run birds being hauled off by workers
in anti-contamination suits, while, at the same
time, touting the 'safety" of poultry raised
under roofs or in cages in the commercial [read
"factory farm"] industry. Even though Asian bird
flu is difficult to catch unless you are actually
slaughtering birds, people are now panicking over
it. To the general public, the NAIS plan
probably sounds like a nice, modern, efficient
way to protect the food supply. But people in
the organic, vegetarian, and animal welfare
movements know that meat produced in factory
farms and feedlots is MORE likely to pose a
threat to public health. "Mad cow" disease, for
example, is not caused by free-run cattle grazing
in a field. It is caused by feeding cows
commercial feeds contaminated with the virus from
ground-up animal parts -- something a cow would
never choose to eat in its natural diet. As
"The NAIS is touted by the USDA and
agricorporations as a way to make our food supply
'secure' against diseases or terrorism. However,
most people instinctively understand that real
food security comes from raising food yourself or
buying it from a local farmer you actually
know... Ultimately, if NAIS goes into effect,
more consumers will have to buy food produced by
the large-scale industrial methods which multiply
the effects of any food safety and disease
problems. (Ibid, p. 45)
What can you do? Zanoni recommends that
small-scale farmers and backyard animal owners
should NOT participate in any so-called
"voluntary" NAIS registration programs. I agree.
Instead, we should get organized and create an
effective movement against this unholy marriage
between the USDA and the argricorps. Here are
some activist suggestions:
1. Educate yourself on this issue by going to
the NAIS site (http://www.usda.gov/nais). Then
Read up on the realities of factory farms,
disease control, family farm economics, etc.
2. Work to make the public, and especially those
in the animal welfare movements, aware of this
well-kept secret that Big Brother has not been
telling us about. Write letters to the editors
of your local papers, email your contacts, etc.
3. Talk to your local farmers, Humane societies,
animal activist groups, hobbyists, etc. and make
them aware of this program and its negative
impact on farms and farm animals. Hand out info
at farmers' markets, coops, organic food stores,
4. Write to your Congresspersons and tell them
you are opposed to this plan. Suggest that money
be spent instead to develop a bird flu vaccine,
as has been done with other poultry diseases in
5. As an act of civil disobedience on behalf of
the animals, REFUSE to cooperate with this
program, on the grounds that it violates your
beliefs about kindness to animals by forcing them
to be raised under factory farm conditions.
6. Organize public protests whenever a USDA
representative comes to your area to speak on
behalf of the program. Challenge him/her with
your questions during the discussion period. You
won't convince the speaker, but the audience is
7. Join "Farm for Life," an organization formed
to combat NAIS and promote healthier, more
sustainable agriculture. For more info on "Farm
for Life," contact Mary Zanoni at email@example.com,
or call 1-315-265-2800.
And remember -- the NAIS is not yet law -- but it
soon will be, unless people speak out and prevent
The time to act is now!!!
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to discussion groups, newsletters and blogs, etc.
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