The Happy Hens Farm – India
Happy Hens Free Range Eggs began on two rural properties located in Trichy, India, a region known for temperate climate, clean air, and excellent water quality. A cooperative of family farmers in the surrounding area work as suppliers for Happy Hens. These local farmers, carefully selected, must provide an environment similar to that of the original farm and the farmers must be passionate about and committed to hen welfare. Happy Hens raise four varieties of indigenous breeds, chosen because they are best suited for backyard poultry. Hens instinctively love the free-range life, foraging for insects, worms and greens, all of which make for a rich diet. They spend their days wandering across green pastures or scratching under the canopy of trees.
One of the indigenous breed is the Kadaknath, popular because of its adaptability to the environment. The bird has a black plumage with a greenish iridescence, black kegs, claws, beak, comb and wattle. The meat and bones of this breed are dark as well.
Birds do not have their beaks trimmed nor their wings clipped. They enjoy a minimum of 45 sqft per bird of range, which means every hen has plenty of space to roam. Happy Hens adopted a method of rotating birds through pastures so they have constant access to greens. Comfortable, clean nesting boxes are provided for hens which in-turn allows them to lay eggs and brood in privacy and security.
Hens are voracious eaters and spend their days foraging for nutritious greens, seeds and bugs. Happy Hen’s pastures have a variety of naturally growing greens and seasonal plants and legumes to enrich the protein content and carotenoid in the hens’ diet. In addition, hens are fed grains, fresh greens, 100% organic herbs, and supplements formulated to meet specific needs. Their diets are free of non-therapeutic antibiotics, free of hormones, and free of synthetic growth promoters.
For more information, visit Happy Hens at https://www.thehappyhensfarm.com/