After being shocked by finding out that not all eggs advertised as free range are ‘real’ free range, I have been researching on what eggs I should be buying.
Read my original post titled ‘Choice’s 2008 Shonky Awards – free range eggs a winner?’
Tonight I walked into my local IGA supermarket to pick up some supplies when I strolled passed the egg aisle. I spotted a new free range egg brand ‘Fryar’s Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs’.
Got home and found their website and I am thrilled and confident that when I buy ‘Fryar’s Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs’, that they come from really happy hens.
Fryar’s Free Range Poultry Farm covers 3,000 acres and is situated near Kingscote on Kangaroo Island. Apparently there are 35,000 hens on the farm which produces 10,000 dozen eggs per week.
There are mobile poultry sheds on the farm which provides shelter, nesting boxes and timber rails for roosting. What I love is that the sheds allow the birds access in and out as they please. The sheds are mobile so they can be moved across the paddock giving the hens’ access to fresh pasture.
They do not allow beak trimming which allows the hens to peck and scratch for seeds, insects, grubs.
After checking out their website I am really impressed by what I have read. I believe the photographs of their hens and paddocks matches my expectations of free range hens and eggs.
Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs is externally audited by Animal Liberation S.A. to ensure the hens are genuine free range.