This legal maximum density of 10,000 hens per hectare is much higher than the maximum stocking density in other parts of the world. For example, in both the EU and New Zealand, the legal maximum stocking density is 2,500 hens per hectare. Aug 14, 2020

Rhode Island Red It is the most successful dual-purpose bird, and remains an excellent farm chicken. The Rhode Island Red is known for its hardiness and its ability to handle marginal conditions while still producing eggs. May 20, 2022

So what does 10,000 birds per hectare look like? “For people looking for a shorthand way of understanding, it’s four chooks on the back of a ute, or four chooks on a double bed, or one per square metre,” said John Dunn of Egg Farmers of Australia. Apr 26, 2017

This legal maximum density of 10,000 hens per hectare is much higher than the maximum stocking density in other parts of the world. For example, in both the EU and New Zealand, the legal maximum stocking density is 2,500 hens per hectare. Aug 14, 2020

So what does 10,000 birds per hectare look like? “For people looking for a shorthand way of understanding, it’s four chooks on the back of a ute, or four chooks on a double bed, or one per square metre,” said John Dunn of Egg Farmers of Australia. Apr 26, 2017

Rhode Island Red It is the most successful dual-purpose bird, and remains an excellent farm chicken. The Rhode Island Red is known for its hardiness and its ability to handle marginal conditions while still producing eggs. May 20, 2022