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Friday
Feb182011

Watch our hens, live on camera

ChookCam™ HoursChookCam HoursLocal farm time is

ChookCam™ is switched off when it is too dark for the camera, but our hens are out until near dusk. During periods of very heavy rain or violent storms our hens are tucked up safe inside, they do not like bad weather anymore than we do.

ChookCam™ on Mobile Devices

The controllable player requires Flash, so on most mobile devices you will enjoy a live stream of still images. 

Using ChookCam™

A limited number of people can watch the live stream at the same time, and only one person at a time can control it. Just try again later if you can't get in straight away. There is a delay of a few seconds before it responds to the controls. Just be patient, the signal has to go back and forth over a mobile connection ;-)

We love to hear what you think

We know you care about our hens, just like we do. Why not post a quick ChookCam™ comment below or on our Facebook page.  

Questions about ChookCam™?

If you have questions or want to discuss other eggy topics contact us via the feedback page, or visit us on Facebook.

Click here to search our FAQ for answers about ChookCam™.

Reader Comments (367)

I used to be in the health products industry for about 25 years. I ended up being the major supplier to health food shops, before selling out in 1999. I studied diet and nutrition so understand how valuable it is for our health to be able to buy eggs as superior as you produce. I'm really happy to have seen ecoeggs at our local supermarket and now will never change to another brand! I'm curious how to keep them eating grass and greens when they would eat everything within a short time? Hope you can survive as I can imagine it would be a lot of work. Good luck!

[Edited by ecoeggs... Vaughan, we let the hens out to pasture each side of the shed, alternating to let grass grow back.]

June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVaughan Bullivant

This is great to see honesty in the industry about what is really going on. Thank you so much. Am going to share online with all my friends!

June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarina

This is idea is fantastic!!!
It's great to see these chooks pecking around.
Who would think of a chook camera?

June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

ChookCam is awesome! It's great to see where all our eggs come from, where the chickens are happy in a safe, natural environment. It makes me sick to see the poor animals in cages, under artificial lights, going crazy and pulling their feathers out. I love chickens, their my favourite animal. Thank you so much for treating them with respect. Great Job :)

June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Great to see the chickens are not suffering from overcrowding. I am happy to pay a premium to ensure that the eggs I eat are both nutritious AND coming from happy chooks.

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAzure

Great to see this. It looks like chook heaven.

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

More cameras! It's just too entertaining to only watch the yard from one angle!

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Great to see how the chooks live :) They look very happy!

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Awesome to see! I love this as proof that you guys are genuine free-range. You have to be so careful when choosing even free-range eggs (Why would ou buy from a company that produces both caged and free-range eggs?) Very original!

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

ChookCam is one of the best inventions ever! You guys deserve an award for being awesome. There is nothing nicer than seeing happy animals. Thank you.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNell

What a nice way to put a smile on your face, watching the chooks enjoying a dust bath, great idea, thanks.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

I love ChookCam! Most egg consumers have never owned chooks, wouldn't have any idea about what chooks like or their habits... this is a rare glimpse of chook life! Nice idea. Great product!

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Well this is a very clever idea and much better than keeping them in cages but the number of hens being kept together is not ideal [Edited...] Anyway I haven't watched live yet to see what the chooks are up to and from reading the comments by the fellow chook owner (as I am) they seem to be happy.

In any case we have to be practical and this seems like the most humane way of mass producing eggs. if only everyone was lucky enough to have their own flock - because chooks rock!!! So when I have to buy eggs I'll by yours.

[Editor: Vanessa please email us or post in discussions and we can answer some of your questions, we tried the email you entered but it did not work - ecoeggs]

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

Great fun to watch - thank you for a wonderful idea!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDianne

What a great idea. Would be even better if the pan & tilt controls were active for the camera, but even with fixed direction this gives a nice warm feeling to my breakfast eggs (from ecoeggs, of course!)

[Editor: Ian the pan and tilt seems to be working correctly, please email us if you have further problems - Ecoeggs]

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIan

My kids and I think this is brilliant! I think it is important for them to know about the food chain. Am telling everyone I know.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I have been buying your eggs for years and they have always been absolute top quality & now I know why.. they come from very happy hens! This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

This is so much fun and a great idea!!!!

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBenyboy

It is a lovley thing seeing all the chickens running around it is very cute

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllie Smith

Wow, fabulous to see they really are outside scratching around doing what chooks are supposed to do. Great idea thanks for letting us see.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Wow, this is fantastic.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

Fantastic to see. The term free range has many interpretations in the industry so it's great to see just how the chickens are looked after.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I'm 57 & when I was young we used to have chooks who roamed around like this. I've been buying ecoeggs for years in the hope that this is what they were doing, so I'm very pleased to see that you meet my expectations. Thanks.

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

This is fantastic - I hope this kind of transparency about what "real" free range looks like ups the ante for the big players in the free range market to lift their game, too. Sticking 'free range' on a carton doesn't convince me - but this does. Thank you!

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterp winslade

The chickens are having such a relaxed life there I started thinking about what kind of activities and interests they can pursue for self-achievement lol

June 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Its nice to know that your chickens are not caged up and can run free. They look like very happy hens. I wonder if there is a rooster in there!:-)

[Editor: No roosters in there Teagan]

June 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeagan - 10yrs

You guys are doing a great job of providing a real, free-range option for those of us who have eggs as a big part of our diet. ChookCam is a nice touch - and almost as interesting as watching Jersey Shore!

June 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTone

Great to show the toddlers where their eggs come from. Have recently started purchasing other free range eggs... I will now be be purchasing ecoeggs again.

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDi

Been buying your eggs for a while based on the free range thing and the better nutritional value of the eggs.

A friend on Facebook posted a link regarding how hard many hens have it on lesser farms and you'll be pleased to know I linked your chookcam page in response.

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Fantastic idea, best way to prove that these chickens are being cared for. Thanks! Here's hoping other legitimate free range egg producers follow suit so that consumers can buy the right brands and not the imitators!

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElise

I seriously love this. Well done!!!

June 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian

Good job chook cam operators! Lots of happy hens doing what happy hens do hahaha.

June 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

We buy your eggs! They are the best we reckon! And we loved to see your hens all walking around and flapping their wings - so cute!! my toddler loves to look at them. it was raining, so we will come back when the hens are out :o)

June 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarlyatha

What a clever idea guys.

June 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpaul m

Warm and Fuzzy! Well done you guys!

June 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

Fantastic! I like the aim and the reason why you strive for a humane process for egg production.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Ward

Your flock looks happy and healthy so I will stick to buying your brand when we can't get enough supply from our own chickens (We have a few - some too young for laying and the others have slowed down so we have been having to buy eggs of late). There is no doubt that happy healthy well looked after hens lay better tasting eggs. We made the switch and we'll never go back. Keep up the good work and keep up the chookcam.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanZ

Fantastic, thank you for the great time waster! Could watch them all day. Really a beatiful experience.

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda

Love it! What a great idea!

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

It is many years since I discovered your eggs and although many people said that the free range thing was not necessarily true and many farmers did not really allow the chickens to run around in the sun, I felt that you guys were genuine. I think in many ways it was because yours is not a fancy egg box but down to earth and saying what is in the box !

The best of luck and may you continue to do well my little chickens. I was very happy to see you running around and enjoying the sunshine.

June 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJudith Yates

Hi chooks! Looks like you are living in paradise... and are leaving us your gorgeous eggs as proof. Thanks for letting me have a look!

June 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEveliene

ChookCam is a great idea. Buyers of eggs can see free-range in action, not just a label.

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCliff Willard

I'm converted. I always thought I cared more about animal welfare than price of product, but always found myself taking the cheap (nasty) easy option - but I will now do the only proper thing as a result of ChookCam. Great work and good on you for providing positive information.

June 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Great to see, brilliant idea. The eggs are good too. I always try & buy free range chooks too, cannot bear the thought of all those battery hens. Your chooks look so happy!

June 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusie Williams

That's such a wonderful image. Having been brought up with over 120 chooks as both pets/egg layers and some as 'gulp, dinner', I love seeing them being cared for. I buy your eggs ONLY because they're looked after and am happy to pay a premium. Congratulations on CHOOKCAM; what a wonderful marketing tool!

June 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

aww thats really cute! i loved zooming in

June 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimi Howard

An absolutely great idea! It lets consumers see what they are purchasing, and also allows for us chicken lovers to watch the chickens' cheeky antics! Will definitely continue to purchase Ecoeggs! :)

July 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlanna

I saw a report on TV how some farms say their eggs are 'free range', but when the cameras turn up at the farm - it was not true.
I always buy ecoeggs and to be able to see the free range chickens it great.
I can confidently tell people - yes it is true... check their website.

July 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Dunn

Chookcam ROCKS!!! How cool is this :) Great to see happy chickens - this is the best entertainment I've had today, besides watching my chookas in the backyard.

July 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Love this idea... I love my backyard chookies but when they went off the lay I bought your eggs and it felt like home to eat them... love the idea of chookcam and am soooo happy the you are in my local area.

July 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJo

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