Its all about the hen and the ability to express her natural behaviour.
This includes roaming outside, dust bathing, laying her eggs in a nest and roosting at night.
Their hens have access to the outdoors from sunrise to sunset.
Beechwood Farm have been producing eggs in Berkshire for the last 60 years.
They supply their eggs to local shops, restaurants, pubs and hotels.
In addition to their wholesale business, you can find their eggs at many local markets.
The eggs are collected daily, then graded and packed on the same day.
Their eggs typically hit the shelf or the kitchen within 36 hours of being laid.
Compare this to a typical supermarket egg, which has to transit the supply chain, this means that local fresh eggs never tasted so good.
Beechwood Farm was started by Walter Rice in the 1950’s and back then free range was the only way to produce eggs.
The farm supplied local people and shops on a small scale.
The business was developed further by John, his Son and today is managed daily by Nathan – Walters Grandson.
Today they have bigger barns and a few more hens than Walter did but the chickens live the same way, with access to the outdoors and the ability to express their natural behaviour.
They are currently only delivering to the following postcodes: RG14, RG18, RG19 and RG20.
Your first delivery will be the following Friday.
So any orders placed before 1pm on a Thursday will be delivered on Friday. Delivery will be between 8am and 6pm on Fridays.
In view of the fact that they have been in Lockdown most of their cafes, hotels and schools that they supply have been closed and so are not needing any eggs.
This is where their medium eggs normally go.
In these times they would urge you to try medium eggs – these are eggs laid by the younger birds and there is often only a few grams difference between a large and a medium egg – recipes can almost always be adjusted for this anyway.
- Beechwood Eggs