Alexandre Kids (Alexandre Family Farms)

Total Score2490

They write: “We, the Alexandre kids, start with day old baby chicks that we hand raise in one of our family dairy barns for the first two months, and then all of the chickens are on organic pastures under the watchful eyes of dairy cows. We have three breeds: New Hampshire Reds, Rhode Island Reds, and Black Australorps. Roosters are kept with the laying hens to ensure desirable fertilized eggs.”

“The chickens graze on green, lush organic grass and have room to roam in the fresh coastal air and sunshine. Our chickens eat certified organic feeds; irrigated dairy pastures consisting of 50 to 100 variety of plant species ranging from grasses, forbs, herbs and clovers; oyster shell, with limited daily feeding of mixture of organic grains and minerals. We never add any chemicals, hormones or antibiotics. The chicken coops, which provide a portable home with nesting boxes, are moved every few days at dusk when the chickens move in to roost for the night. The chicken coops are moved a couple of times per week around the pastures so that the pasture gets desired fertilizer while not allowing an area to get overgrazed or get too much manure on it. Everyday our chickens choose to go outside and forage on grass and bugs. It is common to see chickens intermingled with grazing cows. Fences are generally not used at all. We keep a Great Pyrenees guard dog at each mobile coop to protect the chickens from predators.”

“All of this produces the highest quality and best tasting eggs. So while the chickens may have it great, you’ll have it even better when you see and taste the delicious, nutritious, farm-fresh organic eggs from Alexandre Kid’s pastured poultry.”

Ownership Structure100
Average Flock Size80
Single or Double Henhouses100
Other Certifications (bonus points)40
Organic Certifier85
Commitment to Organics100
Indoor Space per Bird100
Indoor Enrichments100
Litter Management100
Natural Light100
Outdoor Space per Bird100
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors100
Outdoor Enrichments100
Outdoor Space Exemptions100
Outdoor Management System95
Manure Handling System100
Forced Molting100
Beak Trimming100
Laying Hen Lifespan100
Use of Spent Hens100
Death Loss Rate90
Pullet Access to Outdoors75
Feed Produced on Farm75
US Grown Feed100
Soy in FeedYes
Synthetic Amino Acids70
Disclosure Rate100