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To tell you about theorganic eggs we tell you how a collective bio-farm was born for the self-production (or co-production if you prefer) of organic eggs.
The following story is true and the chicken coop has been around for some time. It produces a good amount of excellent organic eggs which are equally divided between the two promoters of the project: an organic farm that hosts the structure and a Solidarity Purchase Group that contributes to the management. A third protagonist is a non-profit association that follows some disabled children, who are also involved in the management of the bio-farm.
How is the bio-farm for the production of organic eggs? The structure consists of two wooden constructions, with roof, gutters and equipped with windows. In each of the two constructions there are: 16 perches for laying eggs accessible through a hatch, so that you can collect the eggs without entering the chicken coop; 6 feeders fed externally with organic feed; 2 drinking troughs.
In the bio-farm of organic eggs a raised grated floor has been provided, so the excrement ends up in the level below where a tarpaulin is placed which is cleaned once a week. Including the large outdoor area where the hens can roam freely, the bio-house covers an area of 4000 square meters.
Weekly cleaning of the bottom
In the greenhouse there are trees that create shaded areas and act as shelters. In addition, a mobile fence (electrified at low power) has been provided which, when rotated around the chicken coop, ensures that the hens always have new grass to scratch around. With all this, the organic eggs they can only be delicious, as well as healthy.
But the really special thing about this bio-farm is the way it is managed. Every morning in turn, the boys of the Onluss Association and the workers of the organic farm open the biohouse, fill troughs and feeders with water and organic feed and clean the perches where the hens lay their organic eggs.
Every evening the members of GAS (48 families collaborate in the project) close the chicken coop after making sure that the hens are all inside and collect the eggs. For the most demanding maintenance and cleaning jobs, mutual collaboration is used whenever necessary. The costs are divided 50e50 between the company and GAS members, the same organic eggs produced.
Perhaps you may also be interested in our section on laying hens where you can find articles on raising hens and tips for building chicken coops, or advice on how to choose eggs
The realities to which we refer in the article are: the Olgiate Solidarity Purchase Group (LC), the Corimbo Onlus Association and the Bagaggera Agricultural Company.