Misty Meadows Farm

Total Score2320

They write: “Misty Meadows Farm is a small family farm wanting to raise the very best food we can for our own table and for our friends and neighbors. We are certified organic and seek in all ways to treat the land and the animals in ways that are respectful, healthy and sustainable. We began in 2005 with three pet hens and now have a flock of over 750 laying hens. Our eggs can be found at locally owned grocery stores and restaurants throughout Bellingham, WA.”

“All of our poultry are pasture raised. Our birds have continuous access to grass and fresh air. We rotate the birds around our 18 acre property providing a year-round supply of fresh pasture. Our birds have open air coops that protect them from severe weather, but they are never confined. In 2007, our eggs were tested by a nutritional testing lab as part of a nationwide study sponsored by Mother Earth News magazine. Misty Meadows Farm eggs had three times the vitamin E, four times the heart healthy Omega 3s, a third less cholesterol, and a third less saturated fat than eggs from factory farmed birds.”

Ownership Structure100
Average Flock Size100
Single or Double Henhouses100
Other Certifications (bonus points)
Organic Certifier100
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 System70
Manure Handling System100
Forced Molting100
Beak Trimming100
Laying Hen Lifespan80
Use of Spent Hens100
Death Loss Rate20
Pullet Access to Outdoors80
Feed Produced on Farm50
US Grown Feed70
Soy in FeedNo
Synthetic Amino Acids70
Disclosure Rate100