Planting trees in the areas our hens roam was the idea of one farmer and this has grown into a huge success, thanks to your support. Every time you by eggs, chicken or turkey carrying the Woodland Trust logo from Sainsbury’s, we make a donation to the Woodland Trust to help plant more native trees for chickens to happily forage beneath.
‘Hens instinctively seek cover from predators, like buzzards, beneath trees where they like to dust bathe and forage, so planting more trees for them was the obvious answer,’ says John. His ideas were recognised by the Woodland Trust and in 2004 the range of higher-welfare eggs, chicken and turkey was launched – exclusive to Sainsbury’s.
1.3 million happy hens
Now over 180 farms produce our eggs and, with donations from the products you buy going to the Woodland Trust, you have helped to plant over 2.5 million native trees and to improve the lives of 1.3 million free-range chickens.
One happy farmer
So how does John feel when he sees the eggs instore? ‘Absolutely chuffed,’ he says. ‘I’m so proud of how big the brand has grown. It goes to show simple ideas are often the best.’
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