Richard and Caroline Kempsey are among the band of dedicated British egg producers, helping to supply the 15 million free-range eggs which our customers enjoy every year.The birds demand top-quality care – and Richard explains just why there is no time to sit back and enjoy the view: “We farm on 56 acres in Shropshire and have, over a 10-year period, grown to own some 22,000 free-range birds. “ It’s very rewarding caring for outdoor birds.
We planted a third of our farm with long-term forestry, to provide shelter and interest for the birds, but we also have to ensure that the birds have sufficient
food, drink and shelter from the elements – every day. That’s not to mention keeping them safe from predators.
“It is very challenging, but equally very rewarding, providing
a good-quality life to the birds.”