Shmaltzy LLC is a small-scale organic poultry and egg producer on the outskirts of Omaha offering free delivery within the metro area, including Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Gretna, La Vista and Papillion.
What makes your eggs organic?
Our hens are only fed organic feeds. Their diet also includes grass, insects, mealworms, black oil sunflower seeds, kale, apples, and other fruits and vegetables. They have warm oatmeal for breakfast during the winter and enjoy frozen corn and watermelon treats during the summer.
Are your chickens free range?
Yes, our birds’ coops have open doors and they freely come and go to forage outside during the day. They presently have a fenced-in section of the backyard, which houses two chicken coops and an open-air run with netting. This fencing arrangement helps protect them from the neighborhood predators (hawks and raccoons) overnight.
What is kosher about your eggs?
Our eggs conform to Jewish dietary laws because they are from species known to be kosher. This means that they are brown eggs laid by kosher chicken species. According to OU and cRc, one does not need a hechsher for uncooked eggs. Unlike many backyard chicken keepers, we do not have any hens of the species that lay green or blue eggs, nor any chickens with five toes. Although we candle our eggs to reduce the likelihood of encountering blood spots, the eggs should still be checked for blood spots in accordance with your tradition. Protein spots are also more common in brown eggs. You can learn more about protein spots and blood spots in eggs on the OU website.