All Frenz hens are free to roam outside without restriction. The outdoor environment gives our hens natural immunity to fight diseases so unlike caged hens they don't require antibiotics to keep them happy and healthy.
Our genuine free range chooks have access to varied green plants and insect sources that provide healthy fatty acids, natural Omega's, high levels of protein and less saturated fat. Hens that eat healthy pass these benefits on to you and you family via their eggs.
They're free to do exactly what comes naturally - dust bathing, pecking at everything and taking a break under shady trees. When the sun goes down, they head back to warm, safe sheds to nest and lay their eggs.
Free to roam on
open pastures 24/7
all year around.
Free to grow naturally
in small flocks
Free to forage naturally
on nutritious green
pasture in clean fresh air.
Early in the 1980’s, mates Graeme Carrie and Rob Darby realised Kiwis wanted a wholesome, humane alternative to caged, battery eggs. Starting from humble beginnings it didn’t take long for the demand of their superior tasting eggs to grow, and so, in 1989 they formed the New Zealand Free Range Egg Company (Frenz), setting world-leading free range standards in the process.
The hens never had it better, and so did customers, because at last they could choose nutritious, flavoursome eggs at their supermarket. In 1991, Frenz became New Zealand's first exporter of free range eggs, and with the word spreading about these good eggs, millions have been flown to the US and Hong Kong ever since.
To bring you the best natural food you can trust, we now harvest and mill GE free Organic Maize here in New Zealand. Unlike some of the big suppliers, who run both ‘free range’ and caged farms, we only do genuine free range – producing healthier eggs from happier hens. With three decades of sustainable farming experience we’re sure our standards are best for the hens and farms they forage on.
Although Rob Darby, has his own free range organic flocks, he couldn’t possibly keep up with demand all by himself. So Frenz partnered with farmers who are as committed to raising happy, healthy hens as Rob is. Frenz are proud to introduce this dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable bunch. Good eggs, every one.