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Eggsposing Egg Carton Labels

Eggsposing Eggs What Egg Carton Labels Really Mean for You and the Chicken Egg cartons are cluttered with claims about organic, cage-free, free-roaming, vegetarian chickens that produce eggs packed with omega-3s. But does this magical creature really exist or is it just the same old hen in new packaging? And what does the premium you pay really stand for? The …

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Hens are moulting

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”]There is a flurry of feathers in the field[/custom_headline] [column type=”one-half” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] Hello to you all .. Shorter days and cooler temperatures. To chickens, it’s a sign that it is time to renew their feathers. Losing feathers and re-growing them is called moulting and occurs every year when the days get shorter. …

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Holidays

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”] “a day of recreation when no work is done, I wish… :-)” [column type=”one-half” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] Hello to you all .. This week is a very short and busy one for us at Red Barn, with both Monday and Friday being holidays, it’s going to be difficult to fit everything in! PLUS Anthea is at Afrika …

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When Pigs Fly

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] “When pigs fly” is an adynaton, a way of saying that something will never happen. The phrase is often used for humorous effect, to scoff at over-ambition. I grew up believing I could fly. As a child, in my mind, I flew everywhere. I never told anyone, because they wouldn’t have understood. It’s only real …

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Real chicken is Rare

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half”] This week we have something for you that is really RARE. FREE RANGE Petite Poussin or spring chicken..We have had such a demand for these young tender birds, but I didn’t think they would sell because they are usually quite expensive! We have an amazing special on Spring Chickens only R53 per bird.  There is a great …

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TEAM WORK

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half” fade=”true” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] I am blessed to be my own boss. However, sometimes this can mean that you have to WORK even harder, without holidays! It also means that I don’t have to answer to anyone but myself. “MYSELF” is a hard task master….To Anthea, Filip, the farm and butchery staff, thank you for your dedication. Team …

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Home to roost

Home to roost after many years away. We welcome our parents to Red Barn free range chicken farm, may your stay here be LONG and HAPPY!

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Karma – you reap what you sow

[column type=”one-half” fade=”true” fade_animation=”in-from-left” fade_animation_offset=”65px”] Hello to you all… [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 2011, some of you may remember, we were betrayed by a “friend” who promised us the world, used us, then stole all our ideas and contacts. We tried to stay calm as he ploughed MANY MILLIONS into a so called “free range” chicken farm, just down the road from us. This was …