Madelaine's Eggs

Eggs that simply taste healthier. happier. organic.

Organic farming principles, truly free-range, pasture-raised chickens make superior eggs.

Organic farming provides long-term benefits to people and the environment.

Organic farming aims to:

  • Increase long-term soil fertility.

  • Control pests and diseases without harming the environment.

  • Ensure that water sources stay clean and safe.

  • Use resources which the farmer already has, so the farmer needs less money to buy agricultural expenses.

  • Produce naturally nutritious food, feed for animals and high-quality crops to sell at a good price.

  • Modern, industrial, intensive agricultural practices cause many problems, including the following:

  • Artificial fertilisers and herbicides are easily washed from the soil and pollute rivers, lakes and watercourses. Only to build up dangerously in sediment areas.

  • The prolonged use of artificial fertilisers results in usually precious topsoils with a low organic matter content which is easily eroded by wind and rain, contributing to eventual desertification.

  • Due to a dependency on chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. Greater amounts are needed every year to produce the same yields of crops.

Facts about free-range, pasture-fed and pasture-raised eggs.

  • Most free-range and pasture-fed farms buy their birds in at 15 weeks of age. This means they have been raised in cages or barns for the first 15 weeks of their life. And because they have been raised in a cage and or barn they often have their beaks trimmed. This makes it hard for the chickens to properly clean their feathers.

  • Cage/barn/free-range birds are fed ‘conventional’ feed, this means the grains that they eat have been farmed with fertilisers, pesticides, and could be GMO, plus the feed could have antibiotics and hormones added. This could come through in the eggs onto your plate.

  • Free-range farmers/ pasture-fed farmers can have up to 10,000 birds per hectare and never have to move them off that ground! So just imagine the number of faeces built up.

  • Also, did you know privacy is actually very important to hens well being? Yet some farmers only provide their chickens with metal nest boxes with no nesting material and with no privacy?

  • Most farmers routinely add artificial colouring to the diet so the eggs are bright yellow; normally the natural colour comes healthily only from grass or flowers.