There are thirteen ex-free range hens now living where the meat chickens use to be. All of our other hens are starting to ‘get on’ a bit and so we need some new egg layers. And they are already laying eggs, one yesterday and five today.
Our first egg from them
I like the number thirteen, ‘a bakers dozen’, it reminds me of icing and current-buns.
I’ve never really had a good opinion of McDonald’s, they’ve always been up on my list of ‘greasy company’, and so I was really suspired to find that they hold a Good Egg Award.
“The Good Egg Awards seek to recognise companies that are making a difference to the welfare of laying hens by switching to cage-free eggs. Through this latest initiative, we celebrate companies that are helping to improve the lives of farm animals through their selling and purchasing decisions and thereby aim to encourage others to follow suit.’”
McDonald’s uses appox. 81 million eggs per year and so around 300,000 hens benefited a year from the company buying non-caged eggs.