Soy Free Pasture Raised Eggs

Why Soy Free Eggs?

There are so many reasons!
  • Soy is one of the top 8 food allergens. Oftentimes people think they might be sensitive to eggs when in fact they’re sensitive to the soy proteins that concentrates in the yolks.
  • Children are particularly affected by consuming soy. They tend to have irregularities in their development, often developing much ahead of schedule. If we can remove some soy from children's diets, that's a win
  • Soy is a hormone disrupter.  The zeno-estrogens in soy disrupt the balance of hormones in the human body.
  • Chickens are omnivores.  The “vegetarian fed” eggs you see at the grocery store aren’t all that great. Chickens are actually descendants of the Velociraptor, a small but fierce meat-eating dinosaur. Thus, they were created to eat mice, snakes, bugs, worms, and insects. Feeding chickens a diet that is 95% corn and soy is not healthy for them or their eggs or your family.
  • #1 ingredient in traditional chicken feed ... is Soy.  Both organic and conventional commercial chicken feed  often has soy meal as the #1 or #2 ingrediant because it is a cheap protein source that promotes quick growth and efficient egg production. While it may be cost efficient, it is not the healthiest option according to some researchers.   We use peas, flax, and alfalfa for our protein in our Adam's Heirlooms custom chicken feed.
  • Allergic or Sesitive to Soy & think you can't eat eggs 
    Like many Americans, you may be allergic to soy or have a soy sensitivy, but escaping its presence can be nearly impossible, and oftentimes quite unpleasant when the foods you want to eat upset your stomach.  You may have also been told you are sensitive to eggs or you should avoid eggs. If the eggs don't have soy, then you may be able to enjoy eggs once again.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Adam's Heirlooms Soy Free Eggs?

What Makes Our Soy Free Eggs so Delicious?

Our secret to making rich, flavorful eggs is simple: lots of space to roam, lots of love, soy-free nutrition, and a few bugs here and there. In our pastures where our girls wander, and everywhere else on our farm too, we never spray the land with harmful pesticides or herbicides. We make our hens’ lives better, and their eggs make your cakes, custards, and everything in between taste better. 

What do Adam's Heirlooms Heritage Breed Hens Eat? 

Since our girls are galivanting around the pasture they can eat what they like pasture grassed & plants, bugs, vegetables that don't make the cut for market, and other natural fare. We’ve formulated supplemental feed to support our hens. This custom feed was created to ensure they receive enough protein and calcium to adequately support their bodies through egg production.  Our custom feed consists of peas, oats, wheat, corn, alfalfa, flax seed, oyster shell, and trace minerals. No soy in our girls diet. 

Are there any nutritional differences between pasture raised & non-pastured raised eggs? 

Adam's Heirlooms pasture raised hens have a naturally healthy diet, and this translates into golden yolks, thicker whites, a fresh rich taste and more nutritionally dense egg compared to non-pastured eggs. Studies show that pasture raised eggs have lower cholesterol and fat, more Vitamins A, D, and E, and higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and carotene. 

Do your eggs contain hormones or antibiotics? 

No. Adam's Heirlooms pasture raised hens, feed, and eggs are hormone- and antibiotic-free. We use oregano and thyme essential oils in the water to prevent diseases.