What you might want to know about our Free Range Chicken:
Are the chickens kept in cages whilst they are inside the shed?
Absolutely not. FREPA Accredited Free Range Chickens have access to outdoor range areas adjacent to their barn or they are free to move around inside the barn.
Are the chickens given antibiotics?*
Under the FREPA guidelines, antibiotics are not permitted for use. If chickens are treated with antibiotics for welfare reasons then they cannot be sold as free range.
Are the chickens given growth promoting hormones?
FREPA Accredited free range chickens are not given growth promoting hormones
(this has been illegal since 1967).
Are the chickens really free range?
Once fully feathered at around 21 days, chickens have access to outdoor range areas which are equipped with shade huts, hay bales and wooden ramps.
Where are FREPA Accredited Farms?
The FREPA Accredited farms we use originated in the Yarra Valley in Victoria, and are now found in SA, NSW, and QLD. They are primarily located around the Barossa Valley, the Central Coast, the outskirts of the Hunter Valley, close to the Blue Mountains and in South East Queensland.
What about your beef, pork or fish are they also higher welfare?
Our founder, Steven, is visiting our farms to make sure the animals have higher welfare and discussing with the farmers our collective plans to make things better. Check this website for regular updates on our journey.