|Design by Rachael|
You will never get a fresher, tastier more brightly coloured egg. This is almost entirely because my hens are truly free range . They scratch and hunt in the midden, along the roadside, in the grass, inside the buildings when its raining and in the shrubbery that simulates the S. Indian jungle where they evolved. Worms, insects, seeds, leaves add to their scientifically formulated layers pellets. I have even seen one swallow a whole mouse.
Supermarket free range eggs take much longer to get to you, about 10 days and are produced by hens living under a regime that regulates how many can be kept in one house, the minimum floor space and outside grazing which is usually a short cropped grass field which isn't very interesting to a hen. Mine also have a choice of nesting sites, from the goat's hay rack, to tunnels under bale stacks in the big shed and the nest boxes provided for them , choice makes them happy I think.
|There's also the company of a handsome, randy French male|