Day Creek Organic Farms

Rating
Farm/Brand HeadquartersRedmond, WA
Websitehttps://store.pugetsoundfoodhub.com/Producer/b842a02d-69a6-42a0-9981-3486de480526
Market AreaWA
Total Score1180
CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 1700) 1180
4-egg
Brands that have close daily control over their egg production receive the most points.
Ownership Structure
100Single farm that produces all of eggs marketed
Brands that only produce organic products make the biggest investments — in time and money — in systems that benefit us all. Eggs sourced from a single operation receive the most points. Eggs of unclear origins and/or with poor oversight receives the fewest points.
Commitment to Organic Label
100Eggs come from single-farm source and farm only produces organic eggs
Additional certifications, depending on the credibility of the label, can demonstrate a commitment beyond the organic standards.
Other Labels and Standards
0None
Smaller flock sizes (the number of laying hens per housing structure) offer better animal welfare conditions.
Flock Size(s)
756000 hens per ban
The best housing offers space for natural behaviors and legitimate access to the outdoors through adequate exits.
Hen Housing and Exit Areas
70Fixed housing, good sized exit areas, but can only exit from one side of the barn
Adequate indoor spacing reduces stress and disease. With less crowding, birds can stretch their wings and more easily perform other natural behaviors.
Indoor Spacing
801.5 square feet per hen
High scoring brands provide enough space to allow each hen to fully utilize their outdoor area, and to perform instinctive behaviors without harming the environment.
Outdoor Spacing
504 square feet per hen
High quality outdoor access includes vegetation, soil, and ample opportunities to forage year-round.
Quality of Outdoor Access
75Outdoor space is not rotated, works to maintain 100% vegetation
Birds that are introduced to the outdoors early are more accustomed to spending time outdoors without fear or stress.
Outdoor Access Timing
6020 weeks
Year-round access to perches, scratching areas, deep litter, novel foodstuffs, and dust bathing contribute to quality of life.
Enrichments
50Does not use indoor enrichments but provides legitimate outdoor access
Chickens use their beaks to interact with the world. Authentic organic farmers account for this behavior, eschewing beak trimming.
Alterations
70100% of birds are beak trimmed
Raising chicks on farm or buying them from certified organic hatcheries shows dedication to organic production from start to finish.
Chicks and Pullets
75Chicks are organic by day two, raises up chicks into pullets
Brands that have low rates of deaths and utilize their spent hens for human consumption or similar score the highest.
Deaths, Culls, and Spent Hens
100below 2% death losses; processed for human consumption and sold live
Brands that closely monitor and manage health of soil, native species, and water quality receive the most points.
Environmental Impacts
50Minimal environmental stewardship, does not use rotation; Manure is sold to/shared with other farms/producers
Feed Sourcing75Obtains feed from organic supplier that distributes locally
Brands that score well here go above and beyond to ensure the highest animal welfare, taking into consideration their hens’ safety and cleanliness, natural behavior, and stress levels.
Animal Welfare
60Basic animal welfare assurances met
Cornucopia believes you have a right to transparency. Top brands share information with Cornucopia via a survey and cooperate with our own independent investigations.
Transparency
90Responded to survey, but some questions not answered
Soy free and/or gluten free? (non-scoring)Not gluten or soy free
Brands do not receive points, but are invited to submit the name of their Accredited Organic Certifier (suppliers may have different certifiers).
Organic Certifier (non-scoring)
WSDA
Extra credit is offered for various practices that go above-and-beyond in some form.
Extra Credit
0None