About feather&PECK

Winner SA Premier's Food and Beverage Awardfeather & PECK is the proud winner of the Primary Producer’s Award (for 15 staff or less) in the South Australian Premier’s Food and Beverage Industry  Awards 2020.

This award recognises a primary producer that has demonstrated excellence in the sustainable production of safe, high quality food and that has contributed towards the positive profile of the agribusiness industry.

Carrying less than 75 hens per hectare, feather & PECK pasture raised eggs come from smaller, low density farms on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Our happy hens roam free, spending more than 80% of their day outside. At night, they roost in mobile trailers, protected from predators by Maremma dogs and solar powered electric fencing. Every week, we rotate our hens to new fresh pasture where they also enjoy locally grown GMO-free, soy-free feed. The hens scratch, dig, bathe in the dust, eat bugs and provide natural fertiliser for the soil. This ‘multi-species’ approach to farming mimics nature, controls parasites and weeds and sustainably improves production rates.

We produce eggs with impact. Our pasture raised eggs are ‘eggceptional’. Our customers tell us that they taste amazing and cook well. Our farming practices are committed to animal welfare, regenerating pasture and creating local employment. We donate a percentage of eggs to sporting clubs for their game day BBQs and give any excess eggs to food relief organisations such as Foodbank and OzHarvest.

What does ‘pasture raised eggs’ mean?

We label our eggs as ‘pasture raised’ so that you know they are truly free range. Pastured farming means the hens always have access to grazing fresh pasture, living in open paddocks with lots of room, no feed lots and no indoor confinement. This is better than just ‘free range’ which in Australia can be misleading. For eggs to be labelled free-range, the Model Code of Practice says there should be a maximum of 1500 hens per hectare. Unfortunately, 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 75 hens per hectare.  There’s plenty of room for our happy hens to spend most of their day outside to graze freely. Pasture raised eggs are more than free range.

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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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