At Lilydale, all of our chickens are raised with care on Lilydale farms by Lilydale farmers.
We’re committed to raising our free range chickens without the use of antibiotics, added hormones or added growth promotants.
Our dedicated farmers ensure all Lilydale chickens are fed a nutritious diet and their welfare is a key priority. The accreditation logo on our packaging assures you that you are buying free range chicken that meets the FREPA standard.
Access to outdoors
Lilydale free range chickens, once adequately feathered (normally around 21 days), have the ability to leave their barns and access fenced outdoor range areas during daylight hours.
The outdoor range areas are equipped with shaded areas, hay bales and wooden ramps. Whilst many chickens are content with the comforts of a barn, during an average day, a proportion of the chickens will venture outside and return at their leisure.
Various conditions can affect if, or how many, chickens choose to access the range areas and how long they stay outside. At night time and during extreme weather (hot, cold and rain), they are housed in barns to keep them warm, comfortable and safe from predators.
Lilydale Free Range Chickens are fed specially formulated diets by our nutritionists. Our feed ensures our chickens receive a vitamin-enriched, nutritious and balanced diet comprising of quality cereal grains (such as wheat and sorghum) and protein meals.
They are supplemented by vitamins, minerals and amino acids to achieve optimum health and wellbeing. In addition to our feeds, the chickens are free to forage for fresh vegetation in our outdoor range areas when ranging.