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Published June 19th 2016
Update January 3rd 2018
unfortunately this shop has closed
Bone a quail, stuff a duck, or grab a chicken
Animal activists will flock to Runaway Poultry for their range of fresh, free-range certified Lilydale products. Dedicated paleos and food naturalists will appreciate the lack of artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives. This is a natural product.
All products are prepared daily, on site, so the butcher can do all the work for you. For your convenience, they even offer hot roast chickens ready for the dinner table.
If you're feeling creative, ignite your inner Master Chef and try a new recipe with fresh duck or quail. Lacking inspiration? Try some of these yummy free-range poultry recipes on the Lilydale website.
The Lilydale Promise Lilydale Free Range Chickens are raised and tended to by farmers who take pride in their welfare and ensure that they are fed a nutritious, vitamin-enriched diet, including seeds, grains, peas and canola, and they are free to forage [have access to] for fresh grass. (source:
Lilydale Free Range Chickens are:
guaranteed free from antibiotic growth promoters and added hormones,
given access to range areas adjacent to their barn or to move around inside the barn,
Accredited by Free Range Eggs & Poultry Australia (FREPA) as free range (source: Lilydale website)
Growth-promoting hormones have been illegal in Australia chicken production since 1967, and cannot be used in any chickens.
Antibiotics are not permitted for use, under accreditation guidelines from Free Range Eggs & Poultry Australia (FREPA). If chickens are treated with antibiotics for welfare reasons, they cannot be sold as free range.
Australian accreditation of free-range products is too loosely defined, but Lilydale is widely accepted as a benchmark for ethical commercial poultry production in Australia.
GETTING THERE Located on the ground floor near Woolworths Supermarket in Australia Fair Shopping Centre, 2km north of Surfers Paradise.
Runaway Poultry, Shop G119 Australia Fair Shopping Centre, 42 Marine Parade, SOUTHPORT 4215 Qld Ph: 07 5591 5050
FREE parking for the first 3 hours in the huge multi-level carpark. This can be extended if going to the cinema, and they sometimes have a special offer giving you an extra 2 hours free parking if purchases exceed $25 (conditions apply, so check the Australia Fair website).
Local bus services stop nearby (check Translink for timetables)
G:Link's Nerang Street light rail stop is a pleasant 10 minutes north of Surfers Paradise (not to be confused with the train station 30 minutes west in the suburb called Nerang).
E&OE: Product prices vary over time.
WHERE TO FIND OTHER FREE-RANGE SUPPLIERS
Southport Butcher, shop G120, Australia Fair Shopping Centre (next to Runaway Poultry)
Specialising in GRASS-FED beef Ph: Dean Henness 61-7-5528 2322
Open 7 days.
Check out this fantastic WEBSITE for FREE RANGE suppliers across Australia.