Oxhill Organics pasture-ranged eggs – Eggert Agri-Partners

Oxhill Organics pasture-ranged eggs are produced by the Eggerts on their farm at Wauchope, NSW, which has been certified organic for 10 years and also produces organic milk. The chicken enterprise has blended well with the existing organic farming system, balancing microbiology, controlling insect pests and providing nutrients for the soil. The hens are raised on-farm from one day old and are outside on grass by three weeks of age. The 2000 laying chickens are housed in chicken caravans that are moved every day, spreading the manure evenly over the paddocks. As well as enjoying fresh, green grass, the hens are fed a porridge mix — the grains are cracked and mixed with organic milk from the dairy.