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Brand Name Redhill Farms
Rating (5)    
Company by Vital Farms
Location Marin County, CA
Market Area Whole Foods and independent grocers in Northern CA
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Five-egg brands are at the top of the pecking order 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 60 private corporation that produces some eggs & contracts with others
Average Flock Size 100 avg 642 birds
Single or Double Henhouses 90 single
Other Certifications (bonus points) 30 some, but not all, are Certified Humane
Organic Certifier 90 MOCA, CCOF, Organic Certifiers
Commitment to Organics 100 100% organic
Indoor Space per Bird 100 full outdoor access for the birds
Indoor Enrichments 100 perches and year-round pasture access
Litter Management 100 year round pasture access
Natural Light 100 year round pasture access, all natural light
Outdoor Space per Bird 100 minimjm of 108 sq ft/hen
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors 100 at least four doors per mobile coop
Outdoor Enrichments 100 feed, water, shade, perches
Outdoor Space Exemptions 100 year-round pasture access
Outdoor Management System 80 mobile coops moved monthly
Manure Handling System 100 manure recycled on farm
Forced Molting 100 no forced molting
Beak Trimming 100 no beak trimming
Laying Hen Lifespan 70 72-110 weeks old
Use of Spent Hens 85 some sold live, some sold to spent hen processor
Death Loss Rate 60 10% over lifetime of flock
Pullets 80 raise up pullets from chicks
Pullet Access to Outdoors 80 average of 8 weeks
Feed Produced on Farm 60 most farms grow no feed; one sprouts barley, another provides apples
US Grown Feed 70 California milled feed but can't be sure all ingredients grown in US
Soy in Feed Yes soy in feed ration
Synthetic Amino Acids 70 No more than 2 lbs/ton
Disclosure Rate 95 not a full photo set
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 2320
FIVE EGGS (Exemplary)