Certified organic & free range eggs from pasture reared hens in Kyabram. Taste the difference. Jen's chooks enjoy a flock density of 250 birds/ha.
Will be substituted with another brand of organic eggs if unavailable.
FROM JEN'S Hens
Jen's Hens are genuinely organic. We purchase chicks on the day they are hatched and rear them for the next 16 weeks in a controlled environment. Their diet consists of certified organic feed. Their water is filtered and UV treated for purity. No chemicals are used in this process.
At 16 weeks the pullets are introduced to their mobile sheds in the outside paddocks. The sheds and feeders provide shelter, food, water, roosting perches and nesting boxes. Each paddock is enclosed by a netting fence with electric wires to prevent intrusion by predators such as foxes and dogs. We also use alpacas within the paddocks to deter predators.
The mobile sheds are never fully enclosed, so the hens have 24/7 access to open pastures. They are truly free range hens that live and forage outside and only use the sheds for shelter, to roost or to lay their eggs.
Eggs are collected daily and taken to our on-farm processing shed, where they are inspected, cleaned, stamped, UV sanitised, graded for size and packed into their cartons. They are stored in a refrigerated cool room prior to delivery to market on a weekly basis,
We do not handle eggs from outside sources to minimise the risk of disease or infections.
Every effort is directed to supplying our customers with fresh, clean, healthy organic eggs of the highest quality we can achieve.
What prompted Jen's Hens
In 2013, our daughter, sister and sister-in-law was diagnosed with cancer. As her family, we sat with her through all her treatments and became more aware of how many people in the prime of their lives, were fighting this disease. As a result of what we saw, we decided to change our farming methods back to organic farming for any food we produce. We now use no artificial fertilisers or chemical sprays on our land. We use no antibiotics, hormone treatments or genetically modified food sources for our animals.
It took 3 years to transition our farm to full organic status and certification, which we achieved in March 2018 through the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA).
We were milking 700 cows on our dairy farm prior to certification. In changing our farming practices to organic principles, protocols and standards, we have reduced our cow numbers to 500 cows.
During this time we decided to add organic egg production to our existing dairy farm operation.
The changes we have made to our farming practices were prompted by losing Jenny to cancer and the desire to produce cleaner, healthier food.
Produced in Victoria, Australia.