Silver Dale Free Range Eggs
Silver Dale Free Range hens are free to roam and do the things hens like to do. Farmed with carbon neutral farming methods, hens lay their eggs in special mobile chook houses which are moved regularly to new paddocks, ensuring the freshest grass possible. Farmed in central Queensland with no added hormones or antibiotics, Silver Dale is proud to farm according to the RSPCA Approved Farming animal welfare standards.
Available in QLD.
The Silver Dale story
We're cattle farmers from way back, but a few years ago we started thinking more about our grass, our soil and what we could do to improve it in an environmentally friendly way. Providing the best grass for our cattle and doing all we can to enhance the health of our land and ecosystems is pretty important to us. Layer hens (and their great natural fertilizing and composting abilities), came to mind and from there Silver Dale Eggs was born.
We have come to be very fond of the humble layer hen. They’re great girls to watch with all their dust-bathing, bug-chasing and general chookie shenanigans. It saddens us that the majority of Australian layer hens are kept in cages, deprived of sunshine, fresh air and space to stretch their legs.
One of the key aims at Silver Dale Eggs is the health and happiness of our hens. Our chooks roam freely all day long.
They’re never confined but they do have free access to shelter, perches, grain and cosy nests in our purpose-built mobile chook-houses.
These chook-houses are regularly moved so that our chooks always have access to fresh grass (and new bugs and new bathing spots).