Responsible husbandry and good welfare is at the heart of our farming policy and keeping our hens safe, healthy and happy is our number one priority. We believe free range is the way forward. Despite many of the additional challenges that are placed on farmers by allowing their hens to range, we feel it’s worth the extra effort and cost to give them the freedom to roam in a natural, stimulating environment.
Our farm near Darlington in County Durham sits on 20 acres where we’ve planted over 4,000 native trees and hedges to provide shade and shelter from the elements for the hens when they range during the day, and we’ve created scratch areas and perch space where they can express their natural instincts.
A good diet is important too. Our hens are fed on a cereal-based vegetarian diet with natural additives like marigold and paprika, which give our eggs their distinct vibrant yellow yolks. We simply won’t compromise on the welfare of our hens, as good welfare and good quality go hand in hand.