Nestled in the heart of rural Norfolk - between Thetford and Norwich - is where you’ll find Ellingham Eggs, home to three breeds of free range laying hens. Ellingham Eggs started with 8 hens 15 years ago and have now grown the business to 80,000 hens. We produce and supply free range eggs to local customers throughout East Anglia ensuring freshness. The main bulk of our eggs go to local restaurants, cafes, shops and mobile caterers, reducing food miles considerably. All feed is sourced from a local mill only eight miles from the farm, ensuring our carbon footprint is kept as low as possible. We make sure our hens are as happy as they can be and believe that happy hens produce tastier eggs. Hens are free to roam in 80 acres of pasture, planted with some 20,000 native deciduous trees. Additional cover is provided for the hens by man-made shelters dotted across the range as well as perches, swings and sandpits to keep the hens occupied. Inside the hen houses, the birds have continual access to feed and water and areas to dust bathe and perching where they can rest. The henhouses have pop holes which allow entry to fields in which to range by day. These pop holes close at night to protect birds from Predators. Local free range food makes sense to Ellingham Eggs. It is a lovely sight to see the birds out and ranging well. Birds are actively encouraged to range and express their natural behaviour. They love exploring the range scratching about for worms and insects. All hens are kept under the RSPCA Freedom Foods and BEIC Lion Quality farm assurance and food labelling schemes. This ensures that not only are their eggs produced to the very highest standards but also the welfare conditions of the birds are far higher than is required by law. They are fed on a cereal based diet free from artificial yolk colorants.
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