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 shade huts, 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 or cold), they are housed in barns to keep them warm, comfortable and safe from predators.