Many crofters keep small flocks of hens and produce superb free range eggs.
Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Our 2 Lomond Brown, 3 Marrans and 3 Light Sussex hens roam freely within an enclosure of newly planted trees.
Evelyn Walker Smith
Bonar Bridge, Sutherland
Eggs can be purchased from the door or at local farmers markets.
Shulista, Isle of Skye
Our flock of hens are a mix of Road Rock Black, White Sussex, Lomond Browns and are completely free range and are free to wander the whole croft, our own garden & even the kitchen sometimes! Eggs are sold from the croft house to neighbours and tourists and also at "The Sheiling" (Cafe & Crafts) in Uig.
Isle of Lewis
Our flock of hens are free to roam the croft, including access to the shoreline of pristine Loch Barraglom. The breeds include Lohmann Brown, Blue Belle, Welsummer, Maran, Buff Orpington, and La Bresse -- several of which we have bred ourselves. Although not certified organic, we follow organic practices.
Loch Eriboll, by Lairg, Sutherland
We have a mix of brown and black hens who free range on our croft scratching in seaweed.
Malcolm and June Purvis
Croft 6 Ormiscaig, Wester Ross
Our 18 happy hens, fed on organic layers pellets, take advantage of the right to roam and can be seen all over the croft, their eggs are for sale at the croft gate.
37 Newmarket, Isle of Lewis
Our flock of 18 assorted hens,1 cockerel, 6 new chicks and 2 Embden geese, provide eggs for us, our neighbours and croft gate sales. They are free to roam the croft, the burn that runs through it and often our vegetable garden and lawn.
Feel free to call ahead for directions and to check that we have eggs available.
Tel: 01851 705134
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