Nick Westby began his career in agriculture as a farmhand when he was in high school at a farm producing organic fertilizer from chicken manure. As he was learning the ropes around the farm, he quickly started imagining where he could find his niche in the industry.
After graduating high school from Poynette, Nick went to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. During college, Nick continued to work on a chicken farm — this time in Kewaskum — and he always fixated on finding his own niche in the chicken farming industry.
Nick’s creativity led him to consider a few different options, but none were as attractive as setting a new standard as the first certified humane pasture-raised organic egg company in Wisconsin.
|Average Flock Size||60|
|Single or Double Henhouses||100|
|Other Certifications (bonus points)||60|
|Commitment to Organics||100|
|Indoor Space per Bird||80|
|Outdoor Space per Bird||100|
|Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors||60|
|Outdoor Space Exemptions||100|
|Outdoor Management System||60|
|Manure Handling System||100|
|Laying Hen Lifespan||80|
|Use of Spent Hens||100|
|Death Loss Rate||100|
|Pullet Access to Outdoors||40|
|Feed Produced on Farm||75|
|US Grown Feed||70|
|Soy in Feed||No|
|Synthetic Amino Acids||70|