Hens

Our hens are fed organic feed and have access to feed, water and their ranges throughout the day (except when housed under a housing order to protect them against Avian Influenza). We are inspected regularly in order to sell our eggs under the Lion Code, Freedom Foods and as organic. The welfare of our birds is paramount, as happy hens lay lovely eggs.

 

Our 24,000 organic laying hens are producing eggs for Chippindale Foods Ltd and sold locally and through Morrisons. 

They live in two purpose-built poultry houses, each with 4 flocks of 3,000.  Each organic free range flock has its own grass field of 1.5 hectares (3.7 acres) with hedging and trees specially planted for them.  The eggs are collected daily, with any spare being sold locally to farm shops, local pubs and the farm entrance.

Our hens are fed organic feed and have access to feed, water and their ranges throughout the day (except when housed under a housing order to protect them against Avian Influenza).

We are inspected regularly in order to sell our eggs under the Lion Code, Freedom Foods and as organic.  The welfare of our birds is paramount, as happy hens lay lovely eggs.

Eggs are a fantastic source of protein, Vitamin D and rich in vitamins and minerals.  For more information on eggs and how they can be part of your daily diet please visit https://www.egginfo.co.uk/

We are fortunate to have received some grant funding through LEADER for certain elements of one of our poultry houses which enhances the welfare of the birds.  (LEADER is a community led approach to rural development and is seen by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as an important way of addressing rural needs.

The funding is being made available through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.

More information about RDPE and LEADER is available via www.gov.uk/rural-development-programme-for-england-leader-funding

For more information on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs please visit www.defra.gov.uk)