Avian Influenza Update
Bringing the Pasture to the Hens
As the Avian Influenza virus continues to impact our industry, our priority is the health and safety of our hens. The virus is potentially fatal to our hens and can be easily transmitted from wild birds. As recommended by our veterinarians, we are not letting our hens outside at this time. We continue to monitor the situation and will adjust our practices as the risk mitigates.
Since the hens cannot go out into the pasture we are bringing the pasture to them. Our team has been baling grasses from the pastures and dropping fresh hay grass into each of our mobile pasture hen houses to ensure they are still receiving nutrients from the grasses, and the hens are loving it.
Thank you for your understanding and we will keep you posted as the situation changes
Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Rainier, Wilcox Family Farms has delivered farm-fresh eggs to local families, eateries and grocers for four generations. Read Our Story