How are eggs washed and sanitized? Many people wonder what happens to their eggs after leaving the hen house. The United States is the one of the only countries in the world that washes their eggs. The process is an important and precise one.
Ever wonder how eggs get from the hen house to the processing plant? This journey can happen in a number of ways but at the JS West Farms you’ll see that it occurs in only one way. Conveyor systems are the most common way eggs are moved in today’s modern food production systems. In the […]
An Egg A Day is OK! The egg is a nutritional powerhouse. Not only does one egg contain six grams of easily digestible, high quality protein, but it also contains thirteen essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamin D is one of those essential micronutrients.
Ever wonder how an egg is formed? Watch this video to help explain egg formation. For this purpose and to put an end to the debate… The Chicken comes before the Egg! The first step in the 24 hour journey it takes to make an egg, is as an ovum. This is what you know […]
Get the Scoop from the Comfort Coop The JS West Comfort Coop hens sing & cackle when the sun rises around 5:00 AM here in California. The feed is delivered fresh, the water always available, clean & cool, along with fresh air circulating throughout the barn. Our hens have slept a peaceful sleep, snuggled together […]
What do Hens Eat? When I was 10, I had a chicken named Rosie. She was a Rhode Island Red chicken. She laid big speckled brown eggs in the most surprising places. She would also leave big poop surprises on the sidewalk where my Dad would inevitably step and make a mess on his shoes. […]
Sometimes the San Joaquin Central Valley can have really hot days and sweltering nights. Thank goodness for A/C. In the evenings I’ll take a swim to beat the heat. As kids we use to run through the sprinklers until our parents called us in for the night. Today, our very own John Bedell, Production Manager, […]