Provenance

Photos by Rookery Farm

  • ...take a dust bath, which helps keep their feathers healthy and in good condition...

    ...take a dust bath, which helps keep their feathers healthy and in good condition...

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  • …and then packed into cases of 15 or 30 dozen ready for delivery, typically within 24 hours of the eggs being collected

    …and then packed into cases of 15 or 30 dozen ready for delivery, typically within 24 hours of the eggs being collected

    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

  • They are given a Best Before Date 28 days from when they were laid…

    They are given a Best Before Date 28 days from when they were laid…

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  • ...this is the last chance to remove any second grade eggs that have slipped through the net

    ...this is the last chance to remove any second grade eggs that have slipped through the net

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  • Eggs are packed by hand in to cartons for shops or onto trays kitchens...

    Eggs are packed by hand in to cartons for shops or onto trays kitchens...

    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

  • …and weighed on individually calibrated mechanical scales…

    …and weighed on individually calibrated mechanical scales…

    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

  • …then they're stamped with a unique code that identifies both the farm and its location…

    …then they're stamped with a unique code that identifies both the farm and its location…

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  • ...which gently roll onto an egg belt running through the centre of each nest box...

    ...which gently roll onto an egg belt running through the centre of each nest box...

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  • Rookery Farm is a small, family-run farm covering 150 acres of West Sussex.  For nearly twenty years we've been producing delicious, high quality organic eggs...

    Rookery Farm is a small, family-run farm covering 150 acres of West Sussex. For nearly twenty years we've been producing delicious, high quality organic egg...

    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

  • The Grader...

    The Grader...

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  • ...or stay inside in the hen house's scratch area

    ...or stay inside in the hen house's scratch area

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  • ...so the chickens can graze and forage in the fields...

    ...so the chickens can graze and forage in the fields...

    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

  • …which carries them over the candling lights to reveal any faults in the shells…

    …which carries them over the candling lights to reveal any faults in the shells…

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  • ...and we think you will too

    ...and we think you will too

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  • It takes a lot of work, and a lot of heart, but we think it’s worth it...

    It takes a lot of work, and a lot of heart, but we think it’s worth it...

    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

  • …which separates them into 4 sizes ready for packing

    …which separates them into 4 sizes ready for packing

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  • …which carries them over the candling lights to reveal any faults in the shells…

    …which carries them over the candling lights to reveal any faults in the shells…

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  • …the eggs travel along the conveyor, before being lifted on to rollers…

    …the eggs travel along the conveyor, before being lifted on to rollers…

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  • ...before they're loaded onto the buggy and taken back to ‘The Shed’ for grading

    ...before they're loaded onto the buggy and taken back to ‘The Shed’ for grading

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  • ...and collected onto trays...

    ...and collected onto trays...

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  •  ... before being wound by hand to one end of the hen house...

    ... before being wound by hand to one end of the hen house...

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  • Each hen lays on average 5 to 6 eggs a week...

    Each hen lays on average 5 to 6 eggs a week...

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  • At 8am every morning we open up the hen houses...

    At 8am every morning we open up the hen houses...

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  • ...who can choose between the 'scratch areas' of the hen houses or the open fields to spend their time

    ...who can choose between the 'scratch areas' of the hen houses or the open fields to spend their time

    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

  • Our mobile hen houses are moved to fresh pastures so the land can refresh itself, ensuring it remains a fresh, healthy and natural environment for our birds...

    Our mobile hen houses are moved to fresh pastures so the land can refresh itself, ensuring it remains a fresh, healthy and natural environment for our birds...

    Bognor Regis, United Kingdom