Our laying hens are a mixed flock of heritage breeds and are running with cockerels to allow a fuller display of the hens natural behaviours and instincts. They are kept under our orchards to help with the pest pressure and have plenty of open space so they can flap their wings, peck and cluck as they please. They graze on our multi species pastures which makes our eggs so flavoursome and nutritious all the year around.
We feed our flock on a mixed diet of layers pellets, and left overs that are produced on the farm. They forage under our orchards feasting on windfall apples. Nearly all of the farm waste from the fields get fed to the chickens. They wormed regularly with a plant based product, which doesn't effect their laying cycle or taint the eggs in any way. The hens have a secure house to sleep in at night and electric fencing to keep the predators out.