Bitteswell Farms, based in Leicestershire, produce up to 600,000 eggs per week
from their flocks of free range birds, making them one of the largest independent
free range egg producers in the Midlands.
The family business started with 6 hens owned by their parents in 1958 and is
now run by Andrew and Richard Higgins, with Andrew’s sons Will, Charlie and
Henry helping to collect and pack eggs during school holidays. The brothers are
proud to be able to say that they keep it all in-house, rearing their own pullets
from day old chicks on deep litter, milling locally grown grains to produce their
own feeds and creating a high quality egg called the
Bitteswell Browns
The business produces eggs on three farms which are Freedom Food and Lion
BEIC accredited.
Bitteswell Browns
can be found in shops throughout the East
Midlands including major retailers.
The hens certainly seem to enjoy checking out the neighbours, and how lovely to
see them foraging