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
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.
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
Croft 3, Isle of Rum
Croft 3 has been home to the Goddard family since 2012 when we moved to the Isle of Rum to take up one of the newly created crofts on this wild and beautiful island. We live an off grid, permaculture inspired low impact life on our 8 acres. We keep pigs, sheep and a variety of poultry and grow fruit and veg. We sell our free range eggs, excess produce and jams from our crops and foraged fruits from the island at our shed at the croft gate. We also sell home baking and a range of arts and crafts including photography, candles, knitted and crocheted scarves, hats and creatures, free form crochet bags, clocks and a range of midge inspired items including cuddly midges, midges set in resin, paracord midge keyrings, beaded midges and more.
website : http://croft3.co.uk
Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Croft3Crafts
Eggs - Aithsetter Croft
Our own free-range hens produce our eggs that we sell in the Farm Shop & also use in the kitchen. The yolks are orangey and we love people coming back time and again, especially for them!
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