Eggs from Happy Free Range Chooks
At one time, chickens would have been stuffed three to a cage with no reprieve. John Nixon abandoned the battery hen method of intensive egg farming years ago, with no regrets.
Here at the Nixons’ Wilton property, the chickens roam free, scratching around as they please.
John’s 10,000 chooks are happier, healthier and enjoy a much better quality of life.
The Nixon farm has a big shed where all the chooks can come and go as they like.
“They scratch around all day, looking for worms and eating grass. If it’s wet, cold or too hot they choose to stay inside. They have a pretty cushy life.”
The shed has fans to keep it cool in summer, with a water misting system that automatically kicks in at temperatures of 38 degrees celcius. There are high fences surrounding the paddocks keep to protect against predators such as foxes.
We Grow Our Own Feed
The feed for Johns’ chooks is mostly sourced from the Nixon farm in Cootamundra where they grow their own grain.
The rest is sourced locally. All feed is mixed fresh on site at Wilton.
We Pack our own Eggs
Interestingly, the production of free range hens are not as high as battery hens. “ My battery hens had a production rate of 95 per cent now I’m getting 85 per cent.” John, however, is not concerned.
He has a loyal base of local retailers. “My entire stock is sold out every week.”
We Use Local Distributors
Nixons Free Range eggs are delivered every week to the Macarthur Area, including Picton, Narellan, Campbelltown, Tahmoor and Thirlmere, the Southern Highlands and the South Coast with distributors going as far as the South Coast, Canberra and Sydney.