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Feb182011

Watch our hens, live on camera

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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 (363)

love this !!!!!!!!

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

So many chickens. Pardon me, I can't take my mind off some fried ones.

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLance Morrisey

With so many serious questions raised over the credibility of many egg & poultry products claiming to be "free range" and "organic", I can't think of an easier and better way to show the customer that you're selling the real thing. Brilliant idea!

November 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

I really love your eggs, but I think I love your webcam more... beautiful brand work, you should be very proud :)))

November 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Fantastic.. I feel I can now buy eggs again without the guilt,

November 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarlington

CHOOKTASTIC!!! Those girls look happy!

November 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDianne, Newtown NSW

I love this! I will be buying these eggs from now on. Good job.

November 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Brilliant - I will always buy your eggs after seeing this! cant put a price on a happy hen!! Love it :-)

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCat

Eggcellent, we always have ecoeggs, we don't buy any others. It's so great to see happy, happy chickens. It's a great idea to put a ChookCam there. They're the best. So yummy for my tummy, and you should keep on producing these because they are delicious and good quality eggs. Don't stop.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Are the chooks on holiday? They don't seem to be out today at 11.30.

(Edit by ecoeggs: We think the camera switched over to the back pasture, the hens were on the other side. By the time we looked the camera seemed to be showing the current pasture.)

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

:o) Loving eccoeggs... the only eggs I buy... great to see the chooks living it up... please look after them!

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMavi

Great idea, it should be mandatory for all farms to have a webcam so that we can hold them accountable. I think it would give people a shock to see what goes on in some places. Nice to see a brand that is transparent in their operations. :)

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

Great idea, I was made aware of this by a little insert in the latest carton of eggs that I purchased.

Make me happy know that my eggs come from somewhere where chickens are not forced to sit in a cage all day!

Great work!

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

Great to see but would be nice to have higher resolution camera. Couldn't tell if some birds were sitting on the ground or had keeled over for some reason... Also, a couple more cameras showing different angles and locations would help with coverage.

Keep up the good work.

(Edit by Ecoeggs: The cameras are connected with mobile broadband and put out an H264 stream, except for non-Flash viewers who see static images, and so we are at the limit of the technology at the moment. We would love to put in more cameras, but they are suprisingly expensive to install and run. Unfortunately the farms are too remote for a hard wired solution. The hens often sit in the little holes they dig, that's quite normal.)

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRick

The chooks remind me of kids at school recess. I wonder if they have favourite friends. I am happy for them because they can move about, flap their wings, eat the occasional grub and sit in the sunshine too. Good on all of you at Ecoeggs.

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeter M

Fantastic to see how the chickens are doing and really feel better about my choice, I've always wanted to see where my eggs are coming from. Thank you!

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJillian

Is there any chance we are going to get some HD chookcam soon?

(Edit by ecoeggs: Sorry Byron, that's the best we can do at the moment)

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterByron

Nice to see the chooks roaming around and not squashed into tiny cages. We ONLY buy free range.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Now I can see why your eggs taste the BEST. Thank you for letting me see how happy your chooks are :-)

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercatherine

Great to see the yard & chooks gadding about in it. Where do they lay the eggs and how do you collect them? Any photos possible?

(Edit by ecoeggs: They lay eggs inside nest boxes in the barn. We don't have any photos of the egg collection yet, but there is one of the quality control room.)

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter378young

you are what you say you are - indeed they look like happy hens- I'm off to enjoy a conscionabe egg right now!

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbill

Now that is good marketing.

December 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

I opened my eggs for breakfast this morning and got your message to go on-line. We love it and my 5 year old can see where her eggs come from, she's fasinated!

December 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSally

I absolutely love this. Bridging the connection between the consumer and products we purchase is fantastic. Made eating my scrabbled eggs this morning a completely different experience. THANKS!

December 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMindful Consumer

It was great seeing the chickens having a pleasant relaxing day outside, foraging in a way that looked very natural and healthy. It is very encouraging and makes me feel good about eating ecoeggs.

It is up there with the solar cities videos in the clean energy future website. That is also very encouraging, just when we need plenty of good news on the environmental scene.

December 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary

Chookcam is wonderful. Well done!! I was a fan of ecoeggs from way back but this confirms it for me! Thank you

December 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

The ChookCam is a great way of making us feel "connected" with your farm. We love it. The chooks are so cute.
Sophie (Age 9).

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSophie

I think this what you call... 'the chookcam' is extremely educational. I understand that most people do not believe in the healthiest things. They just want to buy whatever is the cheapest or the bigger compony.
I'm talking to you Jennifer Cammile! Kelsey Smith is a complete liar because she underestimated your compony. She said it was worthless & a bunch of poppycock.She said that your compony sucked.I COMPLETELY dissagree.But than again, she is very dumb & slow going,not that she has difficulties though, but sometimes I really truly think she does.By the way ecoeggs good on ya pal,keep it up,don't call me an idiot or loser & POST MY COMMENT BY TOMMOROW OR I WILL come to your house I know where it is!!!! MWAHHHAAAAAAAAAAA YEAH UHHUH I RULE MHMM!!!!

(edit by ecoeggs: we've left this comment as is, for our own amusement and as good example of why drinking and commenting is not a good idea. I waited to approve this for 2 days, was that you outside my house last night! mmmm ;-))

I have been buying ecoeggs for a while now, but I think it is great to see healthy chooks running around in a large open area. I will keep buying your eggs in the future! Thank you.

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Mum found a slip of paper in her ecoeggs carton and was so impressed she gave the paper to me. I checked it out and I too am super impressed! Just told all my friends about it. Well done and thank you, on behalf of the little hens.

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSky Hunt

Aaahhh I LOOOVVVEEE it! Happy chooks, happy eggs, happy customer!!!!!

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjacqueline

I was eggcited to see the well done

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark Dwoling

So great to see EcoEggs practicing what they preach and lovely to see Happy Hens. I am posting this link on my facebook page so that friends can see the Happy Hens and buy wisely too :) Keep up the great work! :)

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCoralie

Thank you so much eccoeggs for giving me some faith in the industry and proving that there are ethical and caring producers out there. Please keep it up and I will only be purchasing your eggs from now on. Love your girls

December 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Great to see happy and healthy chooks doing their thing.

December 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatzi

Love them Chooks. When it's raining and wet they could have gumboot races in the shed. Just a thought.

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHenrietta de Chook

I think the chookcam was a great idea!!! The chickens all seem happy, well fed and well treated :-) healthy chickens=happy customer.

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMirran

Great to see but... where's all the grass gone? It's just dirt. And they look incredibly hot... and like there's not enough shade!

(Edit by ecoeggs: We rotate them through different pastures, when the grass has been eaten. When it's very hot the hens use the shaded areas, and we list local temperatures down the side of the page if you are curious)

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Hello, I always buy your free range eggs. I would never buy from companies that cage their animals and do not care for them. I was just so pleased to see that large companies like yours still can treat animals well and give them enjoyment in life. One thing I would like to see is some trees in your chook run. I'd just love to come and visit your chooks one day! Do you only sell free-range eggs? I hope so. Many thanks!

Ps. If companies were forced to have this feature, people would choose ecoeggs! It's great that you are doing this.

(Edit by ecoeggs: Yes we only sell free range eggs)

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael Lorenz

Love the chookcam. We found the flyer in one of your egg cartons and the idea is great. We love the idea that a business is willing to put their money where their mouth is and prove that they are hiding nothing.

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel and Emma

Love to see what the chooks are up to on ChookCam! Happy chooks = good eggs! :)

December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnge&Will

I've been buying your ecoeggs since I discovered them at the supermarket but did wonder just how eco they are.
I'm so pleased that you've set up the chookcam and, athough the chooks are indoors today due to bad weather, the comments from others have proved that the eggs are indeed friendilly made.

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhileppa

Love the ChookCam!!! full transperancy, nice change :-) I will only ever buy ecoeggs from this day forth...

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMick

I am amazed. The webcam is wonderful. I buy your eggs from time to time as the packet said they were eco and they also tasted very nice. I noticed the webcam paper in the box this morning. How wonderful to see the hens in the farm as opposed to the awful media clips we have seen which really put me off eating eggs at all. Now will only buy your eggs, I am delighted the hens are looked after so well. It also make me feel that I can eat more eggs

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn Aiken

How awesome to see the chooks doing normal chooky things and enjoying life unstressed and healthy, and as another comment says, they have their beaks and feathers. Chookcam is a very good idea. We love your eggs. The next best to growing our own.

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFran in Darwin

Love the ChookCam and the amount of transparency provided about production methods. Will be spreading the news.

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermatt

That is such a wonderful site watching the chickens happily scratching around and flapping their wings! Thank you for sharing such a happy image with us and taking a wonderful lead in the field of free-range eggs and chickens. Keep up the fantastic work - let's hope it's contagious!! Anne :-)

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I love this! Thanks for this. I am so happy you are doing this and looking after the world in this way. it will make a big difference.

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda Thompson

This is a little bit concerning- certainly appears to be not as bad as other possible conditions, but I worry that because you are controlling what we see (i.e. not inside the barn) that this might be covering up what is really going on.

December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

What lovely looking chickens with plenty of room and dirt to scratch! My kids & I loved watching them on chookcam - like others have said, what a wonderful idea. I'm now much happier putting your eggs into my christmas cake now! Merry Christmas chooks!

December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCath Gregory

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