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Brand Name Oliver's Organic Eggs
Rating (4)    
Company by Can-Am Farms
Location Frankfort, NY
Market Area New York
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Four-egg brands have an excellent rating in terms of our 28 scoring criteria. In addition, brands highlighted in green, such as this one, provide "Enhanced Outdoor Access" to their birds. Their hens live in housing surrounded by a generous amount of outdoor space, which they have access to. We've invited all four-egg brands to write a bit about their farm and operation.

Oliver and Shauna Aeschlimann of Can-Am Poultry Farms Frankfort, Our farm and all of our hens are NOFA certified organic. All of our hens have access to out door pasture, where they enjoy eating a variety of plants and insects. When they are not feasting outdoors they are fed an organic, multi grain feed ration.

Our Mission: 

Is to provide nutritious, organic eggs to the consumer at an affordable price.

Criteria Points Comments
Ownership Structure 80  Family-owned business that produces most of own eggs, buys around 10% from other farmers
Average Flock Size 80 2,800 bird flock
Single or Double Henhouses 100 single
Other Certifications (bonus points) none
Organic Certifier 100 NOFA-NY
Commitment to Organics 100 100% organic farm
Indoor Space per Bird 100 2.5 sq ft/hen 
Indoor Enrichments 100 perches, dust baths, litter
Litter Management 80
Natural Light 80 limited natural light but plentiful outdoor access
Outdoor Space per Bird 80 77.8 sq ft/hen
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors 80 two large 12 ft. wide barn doors for flock
Outdoor Enrichments 60 shade
Outdoor Space Exemptions 90 all year except during freezing weather
Outdoor Management System 70 fixed houses with rotated pasture
Manure Handling System 100 all manure composted and used on the farm to grow crops
Forced Molting 100 no forced molting
Beak Trimming 80 half are trimmed on day one, other half of flock have full beaks
Laying Hen Lifespan 80 1.5-2 years old
Use of Spent Hens 100 sold live to ethnic markets
Death Loss Rate 80 5%
Pullets 60 purchases some ready-to-lay pullets and raise up chicks too
Pullet Access to Outdoors4015-20 weeks
Feed Produced on Farm80around 25% of feed grains grown on farm, along with pasture
US Grown Feed10all domestically-grown feed
Soy in FeedNono soy in feed ration
Synthetic Amino Acids70No more than 2 lbs per ton
Disclosure Rate65no photo set, one unclear answer
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 2155
FOUR EGGS (Excellent)