Welcome to Our Farm
Dakota Layers is located approximately seven miles north of Flandreau, South Dakota at the intersection of State Highway 13 and County Road 4. Our state-of-the-art facility consists of nine bird houses, two manure barns and a processing plant. An internal manure containment system is located on the site of the hen house.
Our main priorities are the care of our hens as well as the safety and quality of our eggs. Advancements in hen housing as well as efficiencies in feed, water and manure management have allowed us to significantly reduce our environmental footprint. Everything we do, from choosing a blend of nutrients to feed our hens to designing barns to house them, is centered around creating healthy, safe food for you and your family.
“We make sure nothing is wasted,” said Jason. “We have water lines feeding into each of the barns, so the chickens have just the right amount of water readily available to them. We also feed them out of a trough, so they don’t have the opportunity to waste any of the feed by scattering it on the ground.”
Our hens live in a temperature controlled environment with access to clean water and feed at all times. Keeping our hens indoors allows us to monitor their health as well as keep them protected from predators and disease.
“One of the most interesting things many consumers might not pay attention to is how our grandfathers moved hens from a cage-free environment to cages specifically to keep them healthier and to ensure the safety of the eggs,” Jason stated. “Because our hens are in a closed environment, we can keep a closer eye on their health.”
Each house is equipped with an advanced belt system that is programmed to not only bring food to our hens, but also collects the eggs for processing and carries away the manure to our compost facility. The manure is then dried and placed back onto local farm fields.
After our eggs enter the processing facility, they are washed, sanitized, candled, graded and onto be packed. Amazingly, a human never touches these eggs until they are placed into their carton!
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