W&N watercolours on Bockingford 300gsm
Kiep’s nest in the chicken coop (Tarlton, Gauteng,SouthAfrica)
From beasts we scorn as soulless,
In forest, field and den,
The cry goes up to witness
The soullessness of men.
~M. Frida Hartley
Free-range eggs are laid by happy hens that roam freely around outdoors in the day and snuggle up in their barn at night. They are fed a vegetarian diet of grains and pulses with no animal by-products or fish meal. You can buy them in large, extra-large and jumbo sizes.
Research has shown that hens have a strong preference for laying their eggs in a nest and are highly motivated to perform nesting behaviour. Hens also show a strong preference for a littered floor both for pecking and scratching and for dust-bathing, and a preference to perch, especially at night.
11th February 2013 – FEATURED in “Image Writing”
24th March 2013 – FEATURED in “Artists Universe”
7th April 2013 – FEATURED in “Women Painters”
14th July 2013 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge Eiers in ’n nes / Eggs in a nest in ‘Afrikaans’
14th July 2013 – FEATURED by RedBubble in “EXPLORE”
1st February 2014 – FEATURED in “Everyday Women”
8th February 2014 – FEATURED in “A Place to Start”