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ingebra free range eggs going public?

By ingebra 8 August 2009 26

The RiotACT has been our main forum for getting the word out.

Needing some feedback as we are moving to the maximum amount of chickens homed here and will have a further amount of eggs available.

Would Canberrans come out to Burra for egg supplies?

We’d only have at most 120 dozen available for the whole of the region.

It’s top restaurants in Canberra or the finicky public which might let us know because we only have a very small niche market.

ALSO, like to thank all those who are enjoying their own free range eggs now from the sale of our older layers to make way for the new.

Food lovers who bother to create a great home for their hens!

Again and Also, this time next year there will be another group of hens and we are planning on a “chicken day” with jazz music and vegan herbal pizza with all those strange marvelous things you don’t always expect but I hope with more flavour and fun to have something else to do in Canberra.



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ingebra 10:43 am 11 Aug 09

AG fantastic, so happy to hear ! in fact everyone who bought chooks from us had gone to the trouble of building great backyard free range systems- very encouraging!!

SheepGroper- you are absolutely right the company that supplies us with immunized day old chicks supplies the very large companies with thousands unlucky enough to go to battery farms. All I can do is my bit and get the word out there, and hope Australia follow the UK in having all battery farms banned by 2012.

Thanks again

AG Canberra 2:33 pm 10 Aug 09

I am one of the lucky people who have bought hens off Ingebra – the three girls are now keeping us in eggs along with the three we already had. On average we get 25-30 eggs a week. The poop means our veges grow like they are on steroids.

I do think you may have an issue maintaining the market for the ones you turn off each year. We enjoy a nice 900m2 block – with plenty of space for a coop. I reckon some of the shoe boxes in Gungahlin would strugle to house even a couple of chooks in comfort.

Either way we should support someone doing the right thing when it comes to caring for animals as well as getting a return from them.

SheepGroper 1:22 pm 10 Aug 09

DHMO said :

Without cage healthy laying stock and feed are not going to be readily available.

Aren’t cage farmers heavily subsidised making the cost difference between cage and free range artificially wider? And are all laying hens on free range farms sourced from the companies that supply the caged industry?

ingebra 12:16 pm 10 Aug 09

I-filed, Woody, taco – all excellent ideas but mountain creek was where i started a few years back when selling on side of road and they just couldn’t offer the ease experienced with restaurants nor the price.
flyers yes great idea- i did so at the hospital actually but you can’t rely on people again as you can with chefs who require a certain amount regularly.
branching out is also something i was thinking of doing where if enough ppl were buying organic feed, it would offset the greater cost to go completely organic- thanks for reminding me but presently we are spending so much on fencing it would be something to do down the track.Except for the pellets we are organic because of clean paddocks – no use of pesticides whatsoever or contaminants from water but the wheat in the feed is obviously grown commercially and non-organic. I know there is already a man locally who sells organic feed and drinkers etc so it maybe he has cornered the market and it would be difficult to break in. It’s really up to the public to make contact via the website co-ops interested in eggs or supplies.

thanks very much for your considerate replies- it’s very much appreciated.

taco 11:07 am 10 Aug 09

Have you thought about branching out to free range/backyard chicken supplies? Selling organic feed, hutches, waterers etc?

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:21 pm 09 Aug 09

Hand out some flyers near the John Gorton Building. Once a week / fortnight, set up shop – between Finance, Environment and Treasury, you’d sell 120 cartons in five minutes flat.

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