Living the good life.

 

 

 

A peaceful and natural life

The proud owners of KCRidge, Kevin and Cara Jackson, are passionate about one thing – making sure their free-range chickens and beautiful black and white pigs have a peaceful and natural life, roaming and digging on their property just south of Chinchilla over looking the fertile flood plains of the Condamine River.
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How we farm

Regular Paddock Rotation

Our regenerative and sustainable approach to farming means that the animals are regularly rotated through paddocks ensuring they have constant natural grass forage. The animals play their role, tiling up the earth and adding manure back into the soil.

Let the Land Rest

This rotational grazing is simply better for the land and better for the health of the animals. Allowing the land to rest means that our soils are kept in optimal condition, and this gives our hens constant access to fresh, bio-diverse and nutrient rich-grasses.

A Natural Life

The animals have a peaceful and natural life, roaming and digging on the property. Free to roam outside enjoying the fresh air, exercise and sunshine. After a day roaming free in the paddocks our hens return to their mobile hen houses to roost safely.

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A little tenderness goes a long way!

Why Pastured Eggs?

Taste & Nutrition

You will notice the difference both in how our pastured eggs look and how they taste, and your body will appreciate the true nutritional value of an egg from a hen having lived in her natural environment

Sustainable

Our regenerative approach to farming sees the animals regularly rotated through paddocks ensuring they have constant natural grass forage.

Happy Hens

Our hens have space to roam. We limit stock to 100 hens per hectare, compared to many large commercial Free Range producers that stock up to 10,000 per hectare. Choose pastured free range eggs.

“Your body will thank you.”

You will notice the difference both in how our pastured eggs look and how they taste, and your body will appreciate the true nutritional value of an egg from a hen having lived in her natural environment.

Mack, protector of our flock

Our hens live happily together with our Mareema, Mack, the protector of our flock. Maremma Sheepdogs are a breed from Italy who guard poultry and fend off any attackers. They are an important part of our operation protecting our hens from any predators and keeping the hens happy. 
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Can you make sense of egg labels?

Pastured

Pastured is a type of free range production that emphasises lower stocking densities and rotational grazing so there is always ground cover and grazeable plant species for the hens. At KC Ridge Farm we stock 100 hens to the hectare and have constant natural grass forage.

Free Range

Free range eggs come from hens that have access to the outdoors. Farmers let the hens out of their sheds for time outside. The maximum outdoor stocking density by law is 10,000 hens per hectare, and farmers must display their stocking density on the egg carton.

Organic

The main difference between organic and free-range is organic eggs are produced without the use of any chemicals. So organic follows same stocking density as free range of 10,000 hens per hectare and hens kept indoors with access to the outdoors.

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