We apologise for the hens not being allowed out to play much over the past fortnight. The weather has been fowl! All our farms have been troubled with regular storms with heavy rain and winds. Hens can tolerate light rain but they do not like heavy rain or high winds.
As a result the pastures are quite wet at the moment. So when the hens go out they return with very dirty feet and hens are notorious for not wiping their feet. When they walk this into the nests it can stain the eggs. Unlike some other producers we do not wash our eggs as it can increase the risk of contamination and reduces the life span of the eggs. We know most of you don't like like dirty eggs, hence our dilemma. Please be assured our hens will be out as soon as possible, and we will post an update here, on Twitter and Facebook.