Shell eggs


The difference from one egg to the other is determined by the living conditions of the hens – and the feed. Danæg gives you the opportunity to choose the type of eggs which you prefer: biodynamic, organic, free-range, barn or enriched cage. Whether the eggs are white or brown depends on the breed – and the colour has no influence on the taste or the nutritional value. All our shell eggs are of Danish origin, which means that all our laying hens are tested free from salmonella thanks to Danæg’s strict quality control.


Danæg offers shell eggs in different numbers and package types. If you have any questions to our range of products or wish to know more about the possibilities of obtaining a Private Label product, please contact our sales department – we are ready to help you.

Living conditions of the hens

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Organic eggs are laid by hens which have access to an outdoor area – all year round. The area must be covered with grass or similar vegetation and sheltered by plants such as trees and bushes.

Inside the barn, at least one third of the area must be covered with sand, straw, wood shavings or peat to allow the hens to clean themselves by scratching or dustbathing. The hens must also have access to perches, nests and natural daylight.

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Danæg also delivers biodynamic eggs. You can read more about Biodynamic hens or Biodynamic agriculture here.

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Free-range eggs are laid by hens that have access to an outdoor area, when the weather conditions permit. The area must be covered with grass and natural soil.


At least one third of the building must be covered with straw, wood shavings, sand or peat to enable the hens to scratch and dustbathe to clean themselves. The hens must also have access to nests and perches.


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Barn eggs are laid by hens which move around within the barn. One third of the space must be covered with straw, wood shavings, sand or peat, allowing the hens to scratch and dustbathe to clean themselves.


Both nest areas and perches are required in the barn. Hens from barn rearing do not have access to an open-air run.


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Enrched cage eggs are laid by hens in enriched cages. In 2012, new EU regulations were introduced to ensure adequate cages and to lay down rules on space requirements. This means that the cages must be equipped with nesting areas, sand baths and perches.


Each hen must have access to at least 12 cm of feed troughs, and it is required that each hen has access to at least three nipple drinkers or drinking cups.

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Farmers

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