The hens we raise are improved indigenous breeds, chosen because they are best suited for backyard poultry. They instinctively love the free-range life, foraging for insects, worms and greens, all of which make for a rich diet, with their natural agility. They spend their days wandering across green pastures or scratching under the canopy of trees. We have four varieties of hens on our farms.
We at Happy Hens farm take pride in rearing these breeds in our farm, one reason being that these desi/improved desi breeds have inbound instincts.
The availability of these native breeds is very scarce and so we depend on private institutions and government bodies for their supply.
Our birds do not have their beaks trimmed nor their wings clipped. They enjoy a minimum of 45 sqft per bird of range, which means every hen has plenty of space to roam. We adopt a method of rotating them through green pastures, so they have constant access to greens.
Comfortable, clean nesting boxes are provided to the hens. It allows them to lay eggs and brood in privacy in a secure place.
The diet of our hens is free of non-therapeutic antibiotics, hormones and synthetic growth promoters.