A fixture of the countryside southwest of Yelm for more than a century, Wilcox Family Farms has become one of the largest egg producers in the Pacific Northwest, with upward of $70 million in annual sales. The business has grown 15 percent a year for each of the past three years. Some 1.2 million chickens roam the ranch and every day they lay 1.2 million eggs. “Once they start laying eggs, they don’t slow down. We never have an off season,” says Brent Wilcox, a fourth-generation family member who runs the company with his brother, Andy, and his cousin, Chris.