FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREE RANGE AND CAGE EGGS?
Free-range hens have access to the outdoors during daylight hours allowing them to socialise and explore. Hens are then kept inside during the night to keep them safe from predators
Cage hens are kept individually inside a cage away from harsh weather and predators. Cage hens live in a climate-controlled environment which allows them to live almost stress-free.
HOW SHOULD I STORE MY EGGS?
Eggs should be put into the fridge as soon as possible to ensure their freshness.
The eggs should be kept in the original packaging that they came in to prevent them from absorbing other flavours from the fridge.
When cooking with eggs make sure they are returned to the fridge as soon as possible
HOW LONG DO EGGS LAST FOR?
Eggs can last for up to 6 weeks if stored properly but it is always best to go by the used by date on the carton.
If you are still unsure about the freshness of your eggs drop them into a jar of water. If they lie down on the bottom they are fresh if they float to the top they are no longer fresh and should not be eaten.
WHAT ARE BARN LAID EGGS?
Barn laid eggs come from chickens that live in open planned sheds, open plan sheds allow the hens to socialise with each other and still be kept safe from predators and harsh weather. Hens lay their eggs in nesting boxes that are located inside the shed
ARE MY EGGS SAFE?
All our eggs are free from diseases meaning they are safe to consume. Hens are vaccinated to prevent any type of disease that could be in the egg. We take pride in the quality and safety of our eggs.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH OLD EGGS?
Older eggs are great to use for cooking and are easier to peel when they are hard-boiled. If you have old eggs that you are just going to throw out don't! some great recipes can be found at https://www.australianeggs.org.au/recipes-and-cooking/