Free range eggs

I only buy free range eggs and have done for years. This is the main reason why I now have my own chooks (not that they are laying yet). If you don’t buy free range eggs below is an infographic to show why you should. You can find out more information from WSPA.
A side note most eggs in NZ are actually not free range and the laws in this country are freaking ridiculous as to what “free range” really means. Check out non toxic nest and consumer for more details. I currently buy my eggs at my local market where I know his eggs are from free range, healthy and happy chooks.
If you’re still not convinced just watch Hugh’s chicken out! It’s a must for all!!!
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6 thoughts on “Free range eggs

  1. May 16, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    If you haven’t read about standards for free-range claims in NZ, you should. Most “free-range” eggs are, IMHO, a con. A few are not. More info at this great post Also, don’t miss this

    1. May 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks Mel. Yes in NZ most are a con and this pisses me off my end. I buy my eggs at the local farmers market where I know his eggs are free range. I’ll add your info to this post thanks. M x

    2. Rachel
      July 11, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Melanie and Madeline, please be very careful what you post. The “non toxic nest” article is false and full of factual errors. The most striking of which is she shows a European aviary system and claims that is in Glenpark New Zealand. Woodland adhere to and in fact surpass all of the NZ standards and are a truly Free Range option for those who can afford Free Range eggs in the New Zealand market.

  2. May 16, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Our chooker mole eggs actually taste better, richer. The yolks are a strong, deep yellow, almost orange and some of them are huge. The colour is the sign of a good egg.

    1. May 16, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      Good to know but I’m not sure what a chooker mole egg is. Please explain. And re colour free range eggs have such a beautiful colour and yes taste so much better ethically and physically.

  3. May 17, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Hi Madeleine
    You will be much happier and richer when your hens start laying! Just this morning I’ve bought 3 new chooks for my flock, bringing it up to 5. I’ve posted about integrating new ones with old ones and the violence issues that happen until the peck order is established. If you’re interested it’s at
    Keeping chickens is GREAT, not least because you don’t have to worry about the conditions they’re kept in.