We Love Our Hens

At Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, we care for our hens the way you care for your family – with love.
Learn More

You'll Love Our Eggs

All Nellie’s hens are raised on small, Certified Humane®, Free Range farms. So you can count on their quality.
Nellies - Our Eggs Nellies - Our Eggs
Nellies - Hens

Bird's Eye View

Our happy hens love the outdoors. Click here to get a closer look at a day in the life on the range.
Learn More

Test Your Knowledge

Can You Ace Our Hen Quiz?

Nellies - Certified Humane
Certified_Humane_300px Created with Sketch.

Certified Humane®

All of our free range farms are Certified Humane, which means they follow the highest standards of kind, humane farm animal treatment.
Learn More Certified_Humane_300px Created with Sketch.

#nelliesfreerange

#nelliesfreerange

close Created with Sketch.
Hens are the closest living relative to which animal?
Dog
T-rex
Platypus
Monkey

Correct! Scientists have found that the collagen fibers in the bones of a T-Rex are almost identical to those of a chicken.

Wrong! It’s a T-Rex. Scientists have found that the collagen fibers in the bones of a T-Rex are almost identical to those of a chicken.

1/10 NEXT Path 4 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
What part of a hen’s body determines the color of the eggs she lays?
Feathers
Eyes
Earlobes
Tail

Well done! Hens with white earlobes lay white eggs. Hens with red earlobes lay brown eggs.

Wrong! It’s their earlobes! Hens with white earlobes lay white eggs. Hens with red earlobes lay brown eggs.

Path 4 Copy 13 Created with Sketch. BACK 2/10 NEXT Path 4 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
Free range eggs contain high doses of what?
vitamin d
calcium
salt
sugar

That’s right! Free Range hens who spend their days outside in the sun are known to lay eggs that are higher in Vitamin D than those of caged and cage-free hens who spend their days inside.

Wrong! It’s Vitamin D. Free Range hens who spend their days outside in the sun are known to lay eggs that are higher in Vitamin D than those of caged and cage-free hens who spend their days inside.

Path 4 Copy 13 Created with Sketch. BACK 3/10 NEXT Path 4 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
What’s the average number of eggs a hen lays per year?
245 eggs
354 eggs
450 eggs
2000 eggs

Nailed it! The highest known record is 371!

Wrong! The average is 245 eggs. And the highest known record is 371!

Path 4 Copy 13 Created with Sketch. BACK 4/10 NEXT Path 4 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
What determines the color of the egg yolk?
the hen's beak
the hen's weight
the hen's diet
the hen's feathers

Superb! Hens with a healthy diet of insects and yellow-orange plant pigments (like flowers) tend to lay eggs with richer, golden yolks.

Wrong! It’s the hen’s diet. Hens with a healthy diet of insects and yellow-orange plant pigments (like flowers) tend to lay eggs with richer, golden yolks.

Path 4 Copy 13 Created with Sketch. BACK 5/10 NEXT Path 4 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
What kind of baths do hens take?
dust baths
bird baths
bubble baths
mud baths

Spot on! Dust clogs the breathing pores of parasites, mites, and anything else that can jump onto a hen's feathers.

Wrong! It’s dust baths! Dust clogs the breathing pores of parasites, mites, and anything else that can jump onto a hen's feathers.

Path 4 Copy 13 Created with Sketch. BACK 6/10 NEXT Path 4 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
Hens are really good at remembering what?
Best foraging spots
Human faces
Favorite laying spot
Names

Right! Hens can remember up to 100 different human faces.

Wrong! It’s human faces! Hens can remember up to 100 different human faces.

Path 4 Copy 13 Created with Sketch. BACK 7/10 NEXT Path 4 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
Different sized eggs depend on...
Temperature
Age
Breed
All of these

Impressive! It’s all of these! The age, breed, and living conditions of a hen determine the size of the egg.

Wrong! It’s all of these! The age, breed, and living conditions of a hen determine the size of the egg.

Path 4 Copy 13 Created with Sketch. BACK 8/10 NEXT Path 4 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
How long does it take for a hen to lay an egg?
1-2 hours
24-26 hours
5-8 hours
10-12 hours

Nice! Hens don’t all have the same laying cycle, but typically a hen lays an egg every 26 hours.

Wrong! Hens don’t all have the same laying cycle, but typically a hen lays an egg every 26 hours.

Path 4 Copy 13 Created with Sketch. BACK 9/10 NEXT Path 4 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
How fast can a hen walk?
4 miles per hour
7 miles per hour
9 miles per hour
15 miles per hour
Oops! You haven’t completed the quiz yet. Go back to finish answering all the questions.

Good answer! Despite their little legs, hens can run up to 9 miles per hour!

Wrong! Despite their little legs, hens can run up to 9 miles per hour!

Path 4 Copy 13 Created with Sketch. BACK 10/10 FINISH Path 4 Copy 3 Created with Sketch.
- / 10

Wow! You’re a regular hen-cyclopedia!

Share Results

Enter your email to receive $1.50 off your next dozen
*Limit 1 coupon per email address.

Egg-ceptional!

Share Results

Enter your email to receive $1.50 off your next dozen
*Limit 1 coupon per email address.

Great crack at it!

Share Results

Enter your email to receive $1.50 off your next dozen
*Limit 1 coupon per email address.

Not bad. Try again?

Share Results

Enter your email to receive $1.50 off your next dozen
*Limit 1 coupon per email address.