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

feather & PECK – pastured free-range eggs
fresh from the Fleurieu

We produce pastured free-range eggs from happy hens who forage free in open paddocks by day and roost in mobile trailers by night. The hens enrich our soil by eating bugs and weeds and providing natural fertiliser – moving weekly to new pasture.

Pastured free-range eggs are ethically produced premium eggs. Our farming system ensures our hens have unrestricted access to outdoors and fresh pasture. These hens don’t just lay eggs; they are integral to the bio-diversity of our farms. They are rotated around our farms every week, following the grazing pattern of our cattle. The hens scratch, dig, bathe in the dust, peck the cow manure and fertilise the soil. This ‘multi-species’ approach to farming mimics nature, controls parasites and weeds and sustainably improves production rates.

The hens are also fed a nutritionist-designed, GMO-free, soy-free grain. No feedlots. No overcrowding. No confinement. This means a lower stocking rate, just 25 hens per hectare, compared to higher density free range of 10 000 hens per hectare.

Our hens are tended by hand daily and protected by Maremma guardian dogs by day and night.

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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 spend over 80% of their time outdoors and 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 weekly, 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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