Here are some of the questions we are commonly asked about our farm!
How many chickens to do you own?
We have 50,000 laying hens on our farm.
What stocking density are your laying hens stocked at on the range area?
Our hens are stocked at approximately 750 hens per hectare.
What do your chickens eat?
Our hens are fed a mixture of grains which are grown on our farm; wheat, peas, lupins, barley. They also have unlimited access to pasture in the range area.
Are your chickens’ beaks trimmed?
No, definitely no beak trimming allowed on our farm.
Are laying hens on your farm ever locked in sheds?
No, hens on our farm are free to range at all times.
How are your hens protected from predators if they are not locked in a shed?
Our hens are protected by 30 Maremma stock guardian dogs who live with the hens.
How many eggs are produced each week?
We sell 15,000 dozen eggs each week.
What causes double yolkers?
Double yolk eggs usually occur in the younger layers; as the egg is being produced, the inexperienced hen accidently wraps a shell around two yolks instead of one, resulting in a double yolker!