Antler Hill Village is the farm section, where the estate's provisions were raised and grown back in the 1890s. The farm now keeps about 400 chickens, all traditional breeds, and supplies eggs to the four restaurants on the estate. They told me they'd like to be able to provide for all the egg needs, but that would require 250 dozen a week, and they aren't quite up to that. What with molting at this time of year, they are getting about 50 dozen a week now. Allowing for breeding pens and the exigencies of hens who aren't laying, the farm manager figures she's need about 1,000 hens to reach that level of production.
They keep the birds all together, which has resulted in mixing breeds, hens with Light Brahma plumage but the muffs of Ameraucanas.