Every single St. Ewe egg comes from free-range hens that have plenty of space to roam in the clean, fresh air.
It is well known that hens will only venture outside during the day if they know their roosting place is safe for them to return to, so we make sure each hen has plenty of room to perch at night. It stops them from squabbling with their neighbours as they bed down and means they head out happily each morning!
In our case, the chicken does come first and she always will! We look after our girls in the best way possible and in turn they look after the eggs, that look after you!
The hens are fed St. Ewe’s specially developed feeds and live in spacious housing with generous room for them to roost at night. By day they range the countryside, scratching for natural foods, freely displaying all their natural behaviours and getting up to all sorts of mischief!
We continually enhance our hens’ living and ranging conditions by investing in new housing and flock monitoring, which provides us with a constant flow of data on their health and productivity.
We know our hens, their health and well-being inside out. As a result, we have fine flocks of birds with glossy feathers and shiny eyes that produce high-quality eggs, packed full of nutrients with amazing colour and flavour.
The eggs are collected every morning, just after the hatches open. We grade our eggs twice; the first grade is done by hand, separating at least 75% of the cracked and misshapen eggs before going to the Packing Centre at Resparveth Farm, at Egg HQ.
The second grade happens at the purpose-built, state-of-the-art Packing Centre, where our grader checks for any imperfections no matter how small.
The eggs then make their way through the grader for lots of quality checks before being date-stamped and printed with the Red Lion seal of approval. They are then packed into their brand-specific cartons ready to make their way to meet our customers across the country.
Our impact on the environment is always at the forefront of how we operate, therefore we only use 100% recycled and recyclable egg cartons. Our new egg cartons can be recycled up to 27 times!
All our hens are reared to exacting standards that comply with the RSPCA Assured accreditation and their welfare is paramount to us. A full vaccination programme, frequent physical checks and regular land rotations ensure that the health of our pampered girls is second to none!
We’ve been keeping free-range hens for more than 40 years and over that time we have meticulously observed and recorded the effect of what a hen eats on the quality of her eggs.
Working with our dedicated UK-based feed supplier Wynnstay Humphrey Feeds and Pullets we have combined all this valuable information with the latest scientific thinking, to create our own unique feeds that have helped our eggs gain their incredibly tasty reputation.
It is from a deep-rooted and well-versed understanding of hen welfare and nutrition, that has enabled us to diversify our feed to produce bespoke combinations allowing us to deliver innovative eggs such as our Super Eggs and Rich Yolk to the market.