George recently took ownership of Sandy Lane Farm’s new flock of Organic hens. These 200 birds (a mix of Leghorns and Lohmann Browns) have settled in beautifully to their new home and have recently really started laying. George now has a temporary surfeit of small eggs (soon to be medium and large!) from the young hens, so we’re putting small organic eggs on the menu this week.
These pullets eggs are just as fresh and delicious as the standard sized Organic from Sandy Lane but come with a smaller price tag to match their size!
Why do hens love organic standards?
Organic hens require 2.5x the space for housing vs FR with a greater ranging area and natural aerial protection (trees or tall plants), welfare standards are much more stringent. Their insulated, mobile polytunnel unit means they don't get too hot in Summer or too cold in Winter. Roll-away systems mean you get cleaner eggs and you don't disturb the hens when collecting, so less stress for the birds. Mobile means we can include the hens in veg rotation, they get a good deal of their diet from grazing fresh ground, and will scarify and fertilise future veg growing ground.
6 small eggs per pack.