Rookery Farm is a 150 acre, family-run small-holding on the coast of West Sussex. For over 130 years the family have farmed this part of the South East.To get the very best eggs, the welfare of their chickens has to come first - so riddle solved! For Rookery Farm that means taking a slightly different approach to the vast majority of other British and EU organic and free range farms.For example, all their hen houses are mobile. That means before any new flock arrives they rotate their house to a fresh piece of pasture. It's way more labour intensive, but it ensures the land grows back into a healthy, fresh and natural environment for their birds, so they think the extra effort is worth it.Being an organic farm, they don't use any chemicals or artificial fertilisers on their land, and the chickens get a balanced organic diet - including wheat, maize and peas - that meets all their nutritional needs.While the hens have access to as much food and water as they like in the houses, at 8am every morning they're let out to graze and forage throughout the day. Then, around sunset, they go back inside so they're warm and safe from predators.Eggs are at market at their very freshest. Typically, that means they're with you within 24 hours of being collected.
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