Our standards and practices are based on the Farm Animal Welfare Council "five freedoms".

1. Freedom from hunger and thirst - by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.

2. Freedom from discomfort - by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting  area.

3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease - by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.

4. Freedom to express normal behaviour - by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind.

5. Freedom from fear and distress - by ensuring condition and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

Natural behaviours for laying hens requires the ability to roam widely in search of insects, dust bathe, wing flap and socialise with other hens. Because our hens are not mutilated in any way they are able to follow their natural instincts.

The free range system incorporates natural poultry keeping methods. It is land based to ensure that the hens are happy, healthy and free and limited stocking density per acre is to provide both land and environmental sustainability.