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Brand Name Deck Family Farms
Rating (4)    
Company by Deck Family Farms
Location Oregon
Market Area Western Oregon
Web Site http://deckfamilyfarm.com/
 

Four-egg brands have an excellent rating in terms of our 28 scoring criterion. And the brands, highlighted in gold, such as this one, are rotating their birds in mobile coops to the pasture. They are truly what we consider the "gold standard" in terms of certified organic egg production.


This highly rated brand of organic eggs participated in the Organic Egg Scorecard project by answering questions about their production practices. Details about their egg production practices can be found in the table below.

We also encourage all highly rated egg brands to send us a brief description of their farm or company and up to two graphic images (normally one of their logo) to post on this webpage. This farm/company has not sent us their materials; if you are one of their customers, and would like to know more about their background, please contact them and encourage them to forward their information to Cornucopia.


Criteria Points Comments
Ownership Structure 100 family farm, produces all of own eggs
Average Flock Size 100 under 500 birds
Single or Double Henhouses 100 single
Other Certifications (bonus points) 100 AWA, Salmon Safe
Organic Certifier 75 Oregon Tilth
Commitment to Organics 40 both organic and conventiona eggs produced on the farm
Indoor Space per Bird 0 not disclosed 
Indoor Enrichments 100 perches, full-pasture access
Litter Management 100 year-round pasture access
Natural Light 100 birds have ample access to outdoors for natural light during all daylight hours
Outdoor Space per Bird 100 rotated around 40 acres
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors 100 birds kept on rotated pasture in mobile housing
Outdoor Enrichments 100 feed, water, shade
Outdoor Space Exemptions 100 outdoor access year-round 
Outdoor Management System 90 rotated pasture with mobile housing, moved weekly
Manure Handling System 100 manure is spread out by birds through rotations
Forced Molting 100 no forced molting
Beak Trimming 100 no beak trimming
Laying Hen Lifespan 60 1.5 years
Use of Spent Hens 100 processed on farm for stewing hens
Death Loss Rate 0 not disclosed
Pullets 80 raise up from day old chicks
Pullet Access to Outdoors808 weeks
Feed Produced on Farm50no feed produced on farm but birds acquire some of diet rom pasture
US Grown Feed0not disclosed
Soy in FeedYessoy in feed ration
Synthetic Amino Acids70No more than 2 lbs per ton
Disclosure Rate50no photos and need clarifications on some questions
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 2095
FOUR EGGS (Excellent)