Watch our hens, live on camera
Our hens graze outdoors most days on our family owned farms nestled in regional pockets of coastal New South Wales. During the day you can watch our hens roam in and out of the barn, scratch around, dust bath, flap their wings and generally take care of important chicken business. ChookCam™ is switched off when it is too dark for the camera, but our hens are out until near dusk. At night and 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.
Our free range farms
In free range farming, the hens have easy access to shelter from weather and predators and facilities for feeding, drinking and nesting day or night. And they range naturally outside in a secure area on most days. This allows them to supplement our unique scientifically formulated feed with other natural foods such as grass, leaves, seeds, insects and small stone fragments that aid digestion and release necessary trace minerals.
When inside, the hens’ comfort is ensured by an environmentally friendly layer facility. Cooling fans and foggers keep the hens comfortable on hot days. Our barns feature automatic egg collection, feeding and watering. Feed is provided on demand or by timer; so it is available to them whenever they choose to enter the barn. During the day our hens move back and forth regularly between the range and the barn.
All our ecoeggs farms provide an average maximum of 10.3 hens or less per square metre hen for shelter at night and outdoor stocking density is max. 10,000 hens per hectare during the day or 1 hen per square meter. Thanks to our live ChookCam™ you can clearly see the hens enjoying their time outside.