Pastured Free Range Eggs
Fresh from the Fleurieu
Ethical Eggs
What does Pasture Raised mean?

Introducing the New Pastured Egg in town.

A feather & PECK egg is a good egg. People who care about where their food comes from, love the feather & PECK story.

A feather & PECK hen is a happy hen. Our hens forage free in open paddocks by day and roost in mobile trailers by night. They enrich our soil by eating bugs and providing natural fertiliser – frequently moving to new pasture. Best of all, they deliver tasty, premium quality, ethical eggs.

A feather & PECK egg is not just a ‘feel good’ egg. Studies have shown that pastured eggs are higher in Vitamins A & E and Omega 3s than ‘confined hens’ (in cages or large barns).

Feather & PECK the first story

What are Pastured Free Range Eggs?

Only 25 hens per hectare

For eggs to be labelled free range, the Model Code of Practice says there should be a maximum of 1500 hens per hectare. Many commonly available “free range” brands do not adhere to this, with some brands keeping as many as 10,000 hens per hectare. Feather & PECK farms stock less than 25 hens per hectare, plenty of room for happy hens to lay ethical eggs.

Pastured Free Range

We label our eggs as ‘pastured’ so that you know they are really free range. Our hens forage free in open paddocks by day and roost in mobile trailers by night. They enrich our soil by eating bugs and provide natural fertiliser – frequently moving to new pasture. The hens are protected by Maremma dogs and electric fence netting to keep the predators at bay.

Multi Species Grazing

These hens don’t just lay eggs; they are integral to the bio-diversity of our farms. They are rotated around our farms every few days, following the grazing pattern of our cattle. The hens scratch, dig, bathe in the dust, peck the poo and fertilise the soil. This ‘multi-species’ approach to farming mimics nature, controls parasites and weeds and sustainably improves production rates.

Happy Hens deliver tasty, premium quality, ethical eggs.

A feather & PECK hen is a Happy Hen.

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