All our free range eggs are produced under the RSPCA scheme. Hens are naturally inquisitive animals with a strong desire to carry out their natural behaviours, which, with laying hens, can include:
Investigation Hens like to explore their environment, for example by pecking at objects and scratching at the ground to unearth things in the soil.
Comfort and grooming behaviours These include feather ruffling, head scratching, body shaking, wing stretching and flapping.
Vocalisation When hens are not provided with access to something they need, such as a nest site or appropriate dust bathing material, they often vocalise more out of frustration, sometimes producing a specific vocalisation known as a ‘gakel-call’. Hens also vocalise to communicate with their flock mates, for socialising and warning.
All of our Organic eggs are produced under the Organic Farmers and Growers assurance scheme. As well as meeting the welfare standards of our free range eggs, organic hens are raised in smaller flocks and enjoy greater expanses outdoors. They are fed an organically produced diet and ranged on organic land.