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A lemon tree, a barbecue, and a couple of chooks scratching about is what makes an Australian backyard feel like home.

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An egg is the sun's light refracted into life

Discover the rich, real flavour of pastured eggs.
The egg is nature’s package of healthy fats and dozens of proteins and other nutrients meant to create a life and sustain its early development.  They are nutritious, balanced and so full of energy, especially if a hen actually got to eat the green grass and the wiggly worms that the sun grew!
Scientifically measured*, eggs from hens raised on pasture contain all this goodness when compared to typical commercially raised ‘barn’ or caged supermarket eggs:

  • 50 percent more folic acid
  • 70 percent more vitamin B12
  • 1⁄3 less cholesterol
  • 1⁄4 less saturated fat
  • 2⁄3 more vitamin A
  • 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
  • 3 times more vitamin E
  • 7 times more beta carotene; and,
  • between 4 to 6 times as much vitamin D.

Buying open range eggs from your local small farm is not an extra cost- it’s an investment in your family’s health.


*The Egg Nutrition Council is an independent group of health and nutrition experts who provide unbiased and accurate information to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) on the nutritional and health qualities of eggs.

 

Chicken Breeds

Domesticated for thousands of years, distinct breeds of chicken have, through geographical isolation and selection, created reliable physical traits that could be replicated in their offspring.

The physical traits used to distinguish chicken breeds are size, plumage colour, comb type, skin colour, number of toes, amount of feathering, earlobe colour, egg colour, and place of origin. They are also roughly divided by primary use, whether for eggs, meat, or ornamental purposes, and with some considered to be dual-purpose.

Araucana

The Araucana is known to originate from the old Arauca region between Northern Chile and Southern Peru, in the ancestral home of the Incas (who now are more popularly known as Aruca Indians). The blue eggs that distinguish the breed are very exclusive in the world of poultry.

Australorp

This is the original Australian utility chicken breed. It is a large, soft-feathered bird with glossy black feathers and a lustrous green sheen. It is hardy, docile and a good egg-layer as well as meat bird. .

Dorking

The Dorking is possibly the oldest recorded lineage of any pure breed poultry. This hen is thought to be the original ‘British’ breed, at one time the most popular chicken kept in England. This old five-toed breed has known many names in its long history and takes its present name, Dorking, from a market town in the south of England.

Frizzle

Frizzled feathers can occur in a number of breeds.
It is a recessive gene which causes the feathers to grow so that they curve outward, instead of lying smoothly along the bird's body.
It can occur in many bantam breeds but are most common (or encouraged!) in pekin, polish and silkie breeds.

Hamburg

A small breed with slender legs and a neat rose comb, the Hamburg was developed in Germany and Holland prior to 1700. It is comparatively rare, with less than 1000 registered worldwide each year.

Plymouth Rock

The Plymouth Rock is a dual-purpose, cold-hardy bird that originated in the United States and makes a beautiful easy care breed for the small farm or backyard flock owner.

Silkie

The first written account of the Silkie comes from Marco Polo, who mentioned chickens with fur-like plumage in his Asian travelogues in the 13th century. Once an oddity promoted in sideshows, today, this ornamental breed is fairly common in the poultry world.

Welsummer

Welsummer chickens originally from the small village of Welsum, in the east part of the Netherlands. They are a light, docile breed, with rustic-red and orange colour.

White Barnevelder

The Barnevelder is a medium heavy breed of chicken named after the Dutch town of Barneveld. It is a cross of 19th century Dutch landrace chickens with Asian breeds imported to Europe in the mid-late 19th century. It is an amazing mix of genetics- purpose bred to suit the harsh english pollution of the industrial age.  Bred to look good in London's sooty atmosphere, black Barnevelders were all the rage and most prized in 1860.

Wyandotte

The Wyandotte is a breed of chicken originating in the United States. The first examples of the breed appeared in 1870s. The Wyandotte is a medium sized bird with a rose comb and clean legs.