The chickens at Fryar’s Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs are living the good life. Basically they do as they please. They reside on one of Australia’s great unspoilt islands in mobile sheds, they roam outside whenever they want and eat whatever they like.
Tom & Fiona started with 400 hens in 1992 and have struggled to keep up with demand since.
Today the farm covers 2,000 hectares with 60,000 hens and 60 sheds. These are mobile so they can be easily moved to areas of fresh pasture, and the hens’ diet is supplemented by a mixture of grains that are grown, harvested and crushed on the farm. The hens even have their own “guardians” – Maremma dogs that bond with their bird friends as pups and become fiercely protective. The Island is free of foxes, and feral cats and eagles have learnt to keep away. It means the chickens are never locked in their sheds, which remain open at all times.
The farm is regularly audited by Humane Choice as True Free Range.
Over 25,000 dozen eggs are gathered daily and stored in a cool-room to ensure a product of excellent freshness and quality. They are sold in shops on the Island and at selected supermarkets across Australia. Look out for the Fryar name on the carton and the green ‘Humane Choice’ accredited logo.