Buy Free Range Eggs Northern Suburbs
Happy Eggs is a small free range egg farm located in Doornrandje – 20 minutes north of 4 Ways Mall. Our egg production is small – but our free range eggs taste fantastic. Our hens are fed fresh vegetables everyday – and unlike some free range egg farms – our hens get to really free range – lots of space and lots of sunshine. Rich orange yolks come from a diet of veggies and natural foraging. We grow eggs for eating – not for farmers who want to buy fertilised eggs for a hatchery. If you want fertilised eggs for hatching your own free range eggs, leave a messages and I will try and find a contact for you. If you are planning on free range farming you can use normal fertile eggs from any egg producer that offers fertile eggs- even if they come from a hatchery that does not specialise in free range and organic eggs – the regulations and guidelines do not stipulate that the eggs must come from free range hens.
Most eggs on the market are come from caged hens – some times called cage eggs – this means they are raised in battery cages, or layer cages – up to 7 hens in a cramped cage – and they will spend their lifetime in that cage. Not good – for you, or the chicken. When you buy eggs – look and see how they have been farmed – if they say free range it only means that they are allowed outside, this is still not really free range farming as many chicken farmers pay only lip service to the regulations – and do not embrace the true concept or meaning to free range, allowing their chickens a small, dusty area to range in. A true free range chicken will have access to fresh grass, bugs and insects – chickens are not vegetarians, and tasty eggs come from happy chickens who are allowed to forage naturally. Organic eggs are difficult to grow in South Africa as all the feeds that are on the market are not organic – but these free range eggs are as close to organic as we can get them. The other criteria for a good egg is the freshness – no matter what type of eggs you are buying, you really want fresh eggs – less than seven days old. You can see a fresh egg when you break it open (no way to tell before you buy), an old egg will spread in the pan – the yolk will not stand up and be firm , and the white of the egg will spread very easily covering a wide area. Fresh eggs will hold their shape and be firm – the white and the yolk. The colour of the yolk says nothing about the freshness – and often nothing about the type of egg. In winter the yolks of my chicken eggs are often a yellow colour rather than a deep orange – this is because certain vegetables like carrots and spinach do not grow well in winter – and what a chicken eats colour the egg yolk. We usually place birds for our wholesale customers – so if you are looking for a regular supply of more than 10 trays of free range eggs a week, we put in a small flock of birds for you, and you buy the production of those particular hens. Happy chickens – Happy eggs – Healthy humans! – contact us – small quantities of free range eggs only – at a great price!