Eggs 15 packs free range (960g)
Our ultra-modern facility near Copper Hill is located on top of a soft rolling hill giving excellent views of Mount Canobolas and Molong. Much like children, chickens don’t like to be too hot or too cold but they do love muddy puddles and sadly many free range chickens on other farms become sick from drinking dirty water! Of course, hens don’t care about the views but they will appreciate the lovely breezes and good drainage of our world-class hilltop site. We have a massive ranging area so that our stocking density is a low 1500 hens/hectare. In Australia, stocking densities of 10,000 hens/hectare are permitted but we felt that the lower rate was a more sustainable choice on the mixed grasslands that our hens will range on. Our barns are made from insulated panels and they incorporate a handy feature of many Australian houses: a large verandah! Commonly used in Europe to restrict the ranging area of free range hens during winter weather, we intend for our verandahs to be an intermediate climate and safe space for the hens all year round. Whether it’s 40oC or snowing, the verandahs offer extra shelter and if an eagle flies overhead, there will be plenty of room for the hens to duck back inside! Speaking of the inside of the barns, this is where we have used the latest technology in feeding, cooling and automatic egg collection to give our hens the best possible environment. Inside each barn is a very large climbing frame full of perches and nest boxes as well as feeding and watering points. This is the latest European design and offers the hens the chance to find a spot to make their own, increasing their comfort level and giving them plenty of stimulation to prevent them from becoming bored.