We are excited to announce that Canobolas Free Range Eggs are here!
Their ultra-modern facility near Copper Hill is located on top of a soft rolling hill giving excellent views of Mount Canobolas and Molong. Much like children, chickens don’t like to be too hot or too cold but they do love muddy puddles and sadly many free range chickens on other farms become sick from drinking dirty water! Of course, hens don’t care about the views but they will appreciate the lovely breezes and good drainage of their world-class hilltop site.
They have a massive ranging area so that their stocking density is a low 1500 hens/hectare. In Australia, stocking densities of 10,000 hens/hectare are permitted but they felt that the lower rate was a more sustainable choice on the mixed grasslands that their hens will range on.
The laying sheds are made from insulated panels and they incorporate a handy feature of many Australian houses: a large verandah!
Inside each barn is a very large climbing frame full of perches and nest boxes as well as feeding and watering points. This is the latest European design and offers the hens the chance to find a spot to make their own, increasing their comfort level and giving them plenty of stimulation to prevent them from becoming bored.