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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 (366)

I have 4 chooks just like yours - happy, healthy, organic and enjoying life. They have a break from laying eggs every now and then - so I buy the nearest in quality. Loved seeing some happy, free-ranging chooks.

December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDianaR

Merry Christmas, chickens! Thanks for making the eggs for my gingerbread.

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I enjoyed watching ChookCam. Great idea. I've been buying EcoEggs for a long time and this makes me feel good about that choice. I've read some appalling things about how hens are treated and it concerned me enough to change brands to EcoEggs. Good job! :)

December 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Sisters! Disobey! Don't work for chickenfeed, demand Frequent Flyer points!

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHenrietta de Chook

What a great idea! I always buy your eggs because I believe in the humane treatment of animals (and your eggs are delicious).

Keep up the good work and keep the chookcam going!

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

I brought your eggs because I have recently learned just what happens in a battery hen setting. However, your eggs are honestly the best I've tasted (and I'm not blowing air up your feathers!). To actually see how the chooks really live, has put a smile on my face and I'm proud to be buying to chickens eggs!

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I have tried to look at your chookcam 5 times and each time it is not running as the chooks are inside due to wet weather, are they ever outside, it is summer!

Edit by Ecoeggs: Wendy, I hate to break it to you, but it rains in Summer too. We list live weather reports on the right side of the page, you can click through to the website that provides them or look up your own independant source if you think we are somehow faking all that as well. I can assure you they are usually outside, you can read a large number of comments from people who have been very pleased with the camera. I can assure you we don't make those up either :-)

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

The ChookCam idea is wonderful! It is fascinating watching the birds. It is so good to see the birds un-caged and free to do as they please.

I have a quick story.... while buying some ecoeggs In the supermarket today, I met another customer who was sceptical of many of the freerange brands who also produce battery eggs. I showed him ecoeggs and mentioned ChookCam! I said one could watch the hens and even move the camera! The gentleman seemed very impressed; put back the eggs he had chosen and said to me 'he had to support that' and chose some ecoeggs instead! I hope he enjoys the eggs and the viewing the hens - we do.

January 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGail

Chookcam is such a great idea! Those hens look really happy!

January 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGemma

A way to cheer up any day!...And your eggs are great too, thanks.

January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBev

Brilliant - made me smile. Lots of happy girls.

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie-Therese

We love chook cam and we get everyone watching!

February 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermark

That is a great idea! It's good to actually see the chooks roaming freely and happily around in a safe environment. I'm never sure whether to believe claims about so called "free-range", so this gives me piece of mind when buying ecoeggs.

March 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShana

Great work! You have the most upfront set up for eggs I've ever seen. I'll be buying my eggs from you from now on!

March 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave

What a fabulous idea. Chookcam encourages me to scroll through the rest of the website. I've sent the link onto friends.

March 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

This is a wonderful idea, and sets our minds at rest - knowing that at least on your farm "Free Range" really means that. By the way, "hen's" in "But our lucky hen's are still out until near dusk." should not have an apostrophe.

Congratulations on your good work.

(edit ecoeggs: thanks for the grammer tip Paul, fixed now!)

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Griffin

I think I spotted a dead chook!
(edit by ecoeggs: we checked, all the chooks were fine so it was probably a chook dust bathing. Sometimes they lay still for a bit)

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterburratipi

Great idea to have ChookCam. I feel reassured and EcoEggs will be my preferred choice from now on. The birds behaviour seems different to when I had my chickens at home (alot more flying across the yard) - where as my chickens travelled as a pack and were alot more placid. Nonetheless I think its the camera is awesome and I thank you for the care you show the animals.

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

This is amazing! So many chickens LIVE love them. They really do look happy and healthy. Good job guys with taking care of them!! :) Buckark buckark!

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannen

Very cool!

April 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTroy

Next best thing to having my own chickens. Love it!

April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

This gives me the warm and fuzzies. Makes me so happy that I bought these eggs, the chickens seem pretty chill and enjoying life as they deserve it <3

April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJilli

Great to see healthy, happy hens! Great work Ecoeggs :-)

April 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMojo

I'm *SO* impressed with what you're doing. I love eating eggs, but had been heart broken at how chickens are regularly treated. But with your product I can be confident they're being treated with care, kindness, and dignity: I'm an EcoEggs convert now! Thank you!

May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly M

Great to be able to see that your claims are true - Happy hens produce healthy eggs and I personally won't buy any I'm not sure about. I have wanted for so long to be able to visit the source of various claims - this is a great idea! It may eventually lead to ethical farming practices. Congratulations.

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmica

Happy chooks can be done, thanks guys

May 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamela S

Absolutely brilliant idea. I've been buying Ecoeggs for a while but I'm totally hooked now. Love ChookCam, keep it up; I'm most impressed. Showed my children where their eggs came from and now they're hooked too.

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

Thank you on behalf of your lovely chooks. Wonderful to see animals being treated with respect.

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterZaria

I was egg-sited to see your birds showing all their natural behaviours. I have switched to Ecoeggs because the generic free range eggs I got were half broken, other half had cloudy whites: I hope this will ruffle a few feathers! I was so disappointed, I thought I'd try yours as they looked "all white" to me, & I wasn't disappointed. My hens have stopped laying and are enjoying retirement in a safe enclosure in my backyard. I grew them their own pasture to graze within a high fence, and the eggs were huge, with bright yellow yolks, with a delicious flavour as I spoilt them with fresh corn on the cob every morning to supplement their layer pellets and grassland. I was missing their eggs, but now I can buy your EcoEggs any time. I hope this story cracks you up, I'm not yolking!

What a fantastic idea. I love your chookcam and check in every time I sit down to have my breakfast eggs.

May 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartine

Delaited too see your hens can enjoy ranning outdoors, on a nice green grass. We have been enjoying your eggs for a long time now, but have not eaten chiken, which we like, for even longer. Could you tell us where, in Sydney, can we find chikens to eat which have grown as happy and healthy as your hens are? Many thanks for producing beautiful eggs. Maria

May 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

This is from my son Conrad. great idea and I like how you are thinking about the health and happiness of the chickens. I like how you give them cover so if they need to, they have a place to go and rest. I came to visit you one time. from Conrad

May 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermaria

Chookcam was wonderful - makes the world seem a better place. May help the non believers that free range actually exists.

June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaureen

So wonderful to see these creatures being shown RESPECT!!! Well done!!!!

July 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

This why i will only buy free range eggs . These birds have a rich and full life in the outdoors just being chooks, and of course the eggs taste better too . All eggs should be produced this way . Its great to be able to see into the humble chooks life thanks

July 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter J

I must say they are yummy. The yolks are a lovely orange colour. I haven't had a bad egg yet. Make lots of cakes and my husband loves his fried eggs - me, I love scrambled. Keep up the good work. Go you hens!!

August 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGaye

Omg''!! Chook cam is so cute all of the hens look so cute jumping on each other:) I'm always gonna buy ecoeggs but I wish that they were always online

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Your chooks look so pleased with themselves- scratching around and having fun. I would never buy caged eggs and I doubt anyone would if only they could see your chookcam!!!
Well done. I love it.

September 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNadia- Sydney

Thank you for providing us with a product that we can trust. We have bought free range eggs for a long time and on some occasions have questioned the reliability of labelling on some brands. As the shopper for my family I have never compromised quality with cost, but I now realise that no matter the cost, not all eggs are the same. We have 2 very young ISA Browns who have just started to lay but they can't quite keep up to our demand. We have been buying your eggs for a while now and I will continue to supplement our own eggs with yours because we just can't tell the difference. I tell my friends and family about the best eggs in the supermarket and put them on to ChookCam because yours are the next best thing to growing your own.

September 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah and family

Wow, this is great!!! My kids love tracking the chooks around the paddock, watching them scratch around in the dirt and doing chicken stuff. I'm going to buy ecoeggs next time for sure. On ya ChookCam!

October 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBriony

Wonderful see the chickens roaming freely outside with plenty of space and dust bathing :0) Really good to see what you do, thank you for being an 'open book' in an industry where there is so much 'confusion' over what free range should be. As you are practising, free range is exactly that. Well done Ecoeggs!

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTina

Wow! I have hens at home. Your chickens look very active and happy!
I am doing an essay on the benefits of free range, and this has given me a wonderful insight. It's amazing how persuasive a simple silent video can be!! I would feel even more compelled to buy your eggs if you could find some way to save destroying your 'spent' chickens. Maybe you could sell some to a sightseeing farm like collingwood children's farm? That would be simply amazing!!!

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Thank you ECOEGGS, for such a wonderful website. i have always wanted to 'be sure' the beautiful creatures that give us their eggs and well looked after in their lifespan and your webiste has given me new hope! i LOVE ecoeggs and dont buy any other!!

November 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIzzi

The chickens are so beautiful <3 so glad that they are happy:)

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMareeM

I bought some of your eggs yesterday at my local supermarket. I had some for breakfast this morning, and I can honestly say they are the tastiest eggs I've ever had. I am a 53 year old male from Newcastle NSW, and I will be recommending your eggs to everyone I know. Keep up the great work

February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGarth Watkins

Still not quite convinced...I only saw three chooks in the bushes...where are the rest of them? It also worries me that so many of your feedback comments are a little 'over the top' with praise - perhaps they're friends of yours...how would I know. My husband (who is an International consultant in the area of CCTV surveillance) is very excited by ChookCam, well done there!
I eat Eco Eggs because I can't have my own chooks where I live and I don't support the other egg companies. If your chooks are free and happy and laying healthy eggs, then I thank you and will continue to support you.

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

You have the best eggs ever. For me to look up the web address from the packaging and send a compliment is testament to how good your eggs are. Loved seeing the free chooks allowed to do their thing too on the site.

April 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJustin

Where is the grass?

April 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

Thankyou for providing this cam. I've always worried about the definitions of 'free range' and whether all brands with the label live up to my expectations. With this proof, I shall always buy Ecoeggs.

April 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCraig Jeffery

I could watch chooks all day, and it's super fun to see thousands of them all at once. Any chance of adding a microphone? That would be hilarious :-)

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

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