Bright whites and yellow yolks aren’t the only colours that come to mind when you think of our eggs, especially when you visit our farmer, Gareth, at his home in Powys, Wales. There’s the rich russet of the Lohmann Brown hens and the lush green grass where they roam.
“All our birds are free-range,” says Gareth. “They can go in and out as they please.”
You’ll find both the British Lion and RSPCA Assured stamps on all our egg boxes (which, by the way, are 100% recyclable). These set the standards for keeping hens, with the highest possible welfare the top priority.
A lot goes in to creating the right environment for hens to lay their best eggs. Gareth provides his hens dust baths and grit to peck at to help encourage natural behaviour, and they’ve got plenty of toys to keep them busy too. “As well as being the right thing to do, it’s the best thing to do too,” says Gareth. “Stressed hens lay less. Every good farmer should want happy hens.”
Freshness is also key. With his hens laying daily for 12-day cycles, Gareth and his parents collect the eggs every day and stamp them with a unique code which can be traced back to their farm. After being sent for packing, Gareth’s eggs can be in-store within days of being laid: “I think it’s nice to know that these eggs have come straight from the shed to your house!”