All the Chickens at Lodge Farm are certified by the Soil Association as organically reared. They arrive as one day old chicks and are raised with the utmost care ready for egg laying. There are 20,000 in total but not all living at Lodge Farm. Duncan Janaway who leads this part of the operation is passionate about animal welfare and each chicken is able to range on areas with planted trees and special grasses. They have to be happy and stress free in order to lay regularly.
The organic eggs are supplied to an egg specialist who sends them to a leading supermarket. They also are supplied to box schemes and farm shops.
As you drive into the farm there is a small shed where the eggs can be purchased. There is an honesty box and the shed is regularly topped up to meet the demand.