• Producing “The Tastiest Eggs from the Happiest Hens.”
  • Eliminating food waste from restaurants, groceries, bakeries, and breweries.
  • Training interns to have their own Good Egg / Good Planet farms.
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  • Train Interns
  • Create new FARMS IN A BOX
  • Support ;new farms in local communities


The Importance of Leftovers!

We collect 100% of the food we feed our flock from restaurants, groceries, bakeries, and breweries. We’re making our planet more environmentally sustainable. The diverse nutrition of fruits, vegetable, grains, and even meat scraps makes the best eggs in the area, sold at local businesses in the Lake Chelan Valley. At the same time we’re running an economically profitable local family farm.


Of the top eighty most effective actions to lower atmospheric CO2 and make a more sustainable planet – SOLVING FOOD WASTE is third out of all those eighty.  AT HAPPY HENS WE’RE DOING THAT!

(Data from Paul Hawken’s “Drawdown.”)

Happy Hens


Collected Feed

Food Collection Sites


When you donate to this project, you help us train interns to start their own Happy Hens model farm in another local community.  Your donation helps create a new FARMER. And your donation helps build A FARM IN A BOX, the essentials they need to start their own farm.

Without donations we’ll make progress…BUT WITH DONATIONS…the benefits to planet, farms, and healthy breakfasts gets BIGGER, BETTER, and FASTER.

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