We have a small flock of free range brown hens. These hens are purchased as day-old chicks from an Alberta Hatchery and are raised on our farm. Our hens have unrestricted access to the outdoors at all times. At night they are confined indoors in a loose housing situation; this is to protect them from predators. Although our hens spend a majority of their time scratching, dusting, and foraging in our barnyard; there are times, however, that they are confined in a large outside pen due to predators and to protect more vulnerable parts of the yard. Schielke Farm Free Range Eggs are picked daily, washed and refrigerated.