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Brand Name Mary's Organic Eggs
Rating (4)    
Company by Pitman Family Farms
Location Sanger, CA
Market Area California
Web Site http://www.maryschickens.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 60 private corporation
Average Flock Size 60 5,000 birds
Single or Double Henhouses 100 single
Other Certifications (bonus points)

Organic Certifier 100 Organic Certifiers
Commitment to Organics 100 100% organic farm
Indoor Space per Bird 100 year-round pasture access
Indoor Enrichments 100 year-round pasture access
Litter Management 100 year-round pasture access
Natural Light 100 year-round pasture access
Outdoor Space per Bird 70 16 sq/ft per bird
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors 100 birds kept on rotated pasture
Outdoor Enrichments 100 shade, perches, feed, water
Outdoor Space Exemptions 100 year-round pasture access
Outdoor Management System 90 mobile coops moved every 10 days
Manure Handling System 100 left in pasture
Forced Molting 100 no forced molting
Beak Trimming 100 none
Laying Hen Lifespan 100 three years
Use of Spent Hens 100 processed for food
Death Loss Rate 0 no answer
Pullets 100 breed own chicks
Pullet Access to Outdoors 40 19 weeks
Feed Produced on Farm 50 pasture
US Grown Feed 0 no answer
Soy in Feed Yes soy in feed ration
Synthetic Amino Acids 0 no answer
Disclosure Rate 60 no photos, missing answers
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 2030
FOUR EGGS (Excellent)