Friday, January 13, 2012


Ms. Fussy Britches @ Wet Hen, LLC
Wet Hen, LLC is family-owned and operated in rural Eatonville, Pierce County, Washington.  

Our family of three got it's first initial laying flock in spring 2010 and under the on-sale farm statutes of our state, started selling our extra bounty of farm fresh eggs to our neighbors.  

Over the next two years, there was an expressed interest for our eggs to be made available in our local community food co-ops and farmers markets.  

Fast forward to the beginning of 2012 and we have decided to take the leap to branch out!  We are in the process of establishing a "Limited Liability Corporation" (LLC) and getting our egg handlers license in order that we may sell our eggs to the local area food co-ops and at the farmers markets.      

Our flock are allowed to free-rang on 9+ years chemical-free 2-acre pasture throughout the day, regardless of weather conditions!  We open the door to the coop each morning and permit them to decide for themselves if they'd like to brave the great outdoors or say inside.  

However, to ensure they get optimum nutrition year round, we supplement them with certified organic layer feed, fresh fruits & vegetables, Black Oil Sunflower Seeds (aka BOSS), flax seed, and oyster shell calcium.

When we water our flock, we add raw and unfiltered organic Apple Cider Vinegar (aka ACV) with the "mother" in every other refill.  ACV is utilized as a probiotic to help build their immune system, lowers the PH balance in their digestive system, kills germs that cause respiratory illnesses, keeps the harmful bacteria down in the watering system, and is a good source of potassium, calcium, and vitamin C.

We have decided to forgo the official "organic" certification process due to the expense of obtaining it.  The license alone would run us over $700/year!  Way too rich for our small operational budget...  However, we will continue to maintain our flock in accordance to the organic traditions.  

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