About feather & PECK

Our feather & PECK hens produce premium pastured free range eggs on the Nash family farm at Yundi and the Byrne family farm at Willunga, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. A feather & PECK egg is a good egg. People who care about where their food comes from, love the feather & PECK story.
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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 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.
We want our farms to be real farms. We use multi-species grazing practices to improve bio-diversity. Our feather & PECK hens 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.
25 Happy Hens per hectare

What does pastured free range mean?

We label our eggs as ‘pastured’ so that you know they are really free range. For eggs to be labelled free range, the Model Code of Practice says there should be a maximum of 1500 hens per hectare. But 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.  There’s plenty of room for our happy hens to spend most of their day outside to graze freely.

As sure as 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).*

Our customers say that the egg shell quality is noticeably harder, the egg and yolk separate well and the eggs have a great consistency. They’re happy to eat ethical eggs that come from happy hens.

* Karsten, H.D., Patterson, P.H., Stout, R. and Crews, G. (2010) ‘Vitamins A, E and fatty acid composition of the eggs of caged hens and pastured hens’, Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 25(1), pp. 45–54.

Our best egg yolks

What day do eggs hate most? Fry-day.
How do comedians like their eggs? Funny side up.
Who wrote the book, Great Eggspectations? Charles Chickens.
What did the egg say to the clown? You crack me up.
Where do you find information about eggs? In the hen-cyclopedia
What do you call an egg that goes on safari? An eggs-plorer!
How do baby chickens dance? Chick-to-chick!

 

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