Like to know more about free range egg and poultry production?
Are the chickens allowed outside sheds?
After the chickens are fully feathered (around 21 days for meat birds and 6 weeks for layers), the birds have access to range outdoors during daylight hours weather permitting.
How can I be certain a chicken is genuinely free range?
Just look for the black rooster on our logo so you know your product is a certified by FREPA.
How are FREPA chickens kept safe when ranging outside?
FREPA chickens are kept in fenced, paddock areas. All attempts are made to keep predators out.
Do the chickens eat while outdoors?
Chickens are free to forage outdoors, however, their feed is kept indoors to prevent attracting unwanted predators.
Are the chickens kept in cages while inside sheds?
No. Birds accredited by FREPA are not kept in cages.
What is the difference between white and brown eggs?
Only the colour. Different coloured hens lay different coloured eggs.
Do you have to have a rooster to get eggs?
No. The eggs we eat are infertile.
How many eggs does a hen lay each day?
It depends on the amount of daylight. One egg every 26 hours is a rough guide.
How long does it take to make an egg?
It takes 24-26 hours for a hen to lay an egg.
How old are hens before they lay?
Egg production starts from 18 to 26 weeks of age, depending on the strain of bird and time of the year.
What is the difference between a free range chicken and other chicken you can buy?
FREPA free range chicken have access to go outside during day light hours from at least 21 days old, while other chickens live their lives inside a barn.