Our Free Range Hens

Nellie’s Free Range Hens are among the happiest hens on earth. They love spending their days in the sunshine and laying nutritious eggs that simply taste better than factory-farmed eggs.
Free Range Farm

Understanding Free Range VS. Cage-Free

Most “cage-free” farms pack hundreds of thousands of hens into multi-story steel enclosures that look an awful lot like massive cages. Nellie’s hens have the freedom to move about their barns and their adjoining pasture at will. Our hens live in a healthy, happy environment – just as it’s meant to be!
Our Free Range Farms
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We Treat Our Hens Like Friends

We were the first egg producer in the world to receive the Certified Humane® seal for the kind, ethical treatment of animals. This means that our family farmers treat all of our free range hens like they would treat any friend, with love and gratitude. In return, our happy, lovable hens provide families with nutritious, wholesome eggs. We love our hens, you’ll love our eggs.
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Hens are the closest living relative to which animal?
Dog
T-rex
Platypus
Monkey
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What part of a hen’s body determines the color of the eggs she lays?
Feathers
Eyes
Earlobes
Tail
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Free range eggs contain high doses of what?
vitamin d
calcium
salt
sugar
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What’s the average about of eggs a hen lays per year?
245 eggs
354 eggs
450 eggs
2000 eggs
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What determines the color of the egg yolk?
the hen's beak
the hen's weight
the hen's diet
the hen's feathers
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What kind of baths do hens take?
dust baths
bird baths
bubble baths
mud baths
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Are Cage-Free and Free-Range the same thing?
Yes, they're both "free."
slightly
it depends
no, not the same
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Different sized eggs depends on...
On how active the hen is
on the time of day
on the hen's mood
on the hen's age
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How long does it take for a hen to lay an egg?
1-2 hours
24-26 hours
5-8 hours
10-12 hours
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how fast can a hen walk?
4 miles per hour
7 miles per hour
9 miles per hour
15 miles per hour
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BRAVO!

Are you a small family farmer? You know hens better than anyone!

Outstanding!

Are you a hen whisperer? We bet you have some hen friends.

Not bad!

You know a thing or two about what makes a good egg.

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