Carol’s (Pete and Gerry’s)

Total Score1905

They write: “On small New England family farms, from green-up in spring through autumn, our pasture-raised hens spend their days with plenty of seasonal, green grass to roam in, sunshine, and a cozy barn to sleep in at night. Providing chickens with enough seasonal pasture to thrive takes a lot of space, because they have to be moved from pasture to pasture regularly, to let the grass grow back. But the effort and cost is worth it for those that appreciate a truly amazing egg. Our hens enjoy wholesome certified organic feed that’s free of GMOs and pesticides, and pure, fresh water whenever they want it. They never receive hormones or antibiotics. Every time our hens go out to pasture, they boost their diet with nutritious foods they crave, like native grasses, seeds, insects and grubs. When you taste our delicious pasture-raised eggs, you’re getting a taste that could only come from our New England landscape. Each farm’s setting is a little different and the pasture changes with the seasons. That gives our eggs a distinct character and flavor that links them to the land they come from. You’ll love the taste!”

Ownership Structure70
Average Flock Size60
Single or Double Henhouses100
Other Certifications (bonus points)60
Organic Certifier85
Commitment to Organics80
Indoor Space per Bird100
Indoor Enrichments80
Litter Management80
Natural Light80
Outdoor Space per Bird40
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors
Outdoor Enrichments80
Outdoor Space Exemptions70
Outdoor Management System60
Manure Handling System80
Forced Molting100
Beak Trimming70
Laying Hen Lifespan60
Use of Spent Hens100
Death Loss Rate90
Pullet Access to Outdoors20
Feed Produced on Farm50
US Grown Feed70
Soy in FeedYes
Synthetic Amino Acids70
Disclosure Rate70