If you want real free range eggs, you've come to the right place.
The Free Range Farmers Association Inc. is a not-for-profit group of commercial egg farmers operating in the Australian State of Victoria. All members meet our published Standards and demonstrate that it is not necessary to debeak or beak trim egg laying hens or confine them in cages, barns or aviaries.
Always looks for the FRFA logo to be sure you are buying eggs from one of our accredited farms. All accredited FRFA members carry this logo on their cartons and on their promotional material.
Essential features for Accreditation by this Association are:-
1. It is not necessary or permitted for hens to be de-beaked, beak trimmed or in any other way mutilated. 2. Hens are free to range, forage and dust bathe in a predator protected and sustainable vegetated farm environment during daylight hours. 3. Hens are protected from inclement weather with shedding which provides night time shelter, perches, feed, water and secluded comfortable egg layer boxes. 4. No other form of egg production (no aviary, barn or cage) is permitted on member farms. 5. Farms must be able to show audit trail records for eggs bought from other farms. 6. FRFA Inc. Vic Membership with accreditation is available to any egg farmer who is prepared to present for an inspection to the published Standards.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate to the independent third party inspector that they practice genuine extensive Free Range Poultry farming to the highest standards of animal welfare, land sustainability and food integrity.
If you want to see what real free range egg farming looks like, check out our You Tube clip below.