Hens are Pazo de Vilane’s raison d’être. Their well-being directly depends on their life conditions. We support open-air rearing because it is how birds live according to their nature and rhythms.
Therefore, birds must eat freely since, like that, they can regulate themselves by providing their body with the nutrients they need for their well-being. Their activity and the temperature change increase their appetite and that derives into a better feeding and, hence, a better egg laying. Their bones are strengthened by exercise and the vitamin D acquired by sun exposure. A well-fed hen naturally develops its whole egg-laying capacity and the proper egg size. Freedom ensures the hen’s whole body works better and in a healthier way.
Happy and healthy hens at Pazo de Vilane
Foraging makes hens grow happier and healthier. What’s more, plant intake provides hens with nutrients, fibres and amino acids, which end up in their free-range eggs. For that reason, it is easy to notice a thicker consistency, a more intense aroma and a characteristic flavour.
Apart from making sure they go out to the fields every day, we also guarantee that the quality of the cereals they eat is the best in the market. We also take care of the nests’ maintenance and of the coops’ environment so the animals can feel comfortable and are in the best possible conditions. The experience gained through the years has provided the knowledge of what the best thing for our hens is.