Pasture Patterns (Prairie Bluff Farms)

Total Score2310

They write: “Throughout the spring thru fall pasturing season, our hens are kept on fresh certified organic pasture which they consume with great enthusiasm. The vitamin rich forage, supplemented with a balanced mix of organic grains and minerals, creates a nutritious egg high in vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids.”

“During the colder months, the hens are sheltered in passive solar hoop buildings providing warmth and natural light. They roam freely throughout the structure and organic alfalfa meal is added to the grain. As we enjoy dried foods saved from the summer months, the alfalfa meal is like supplementing dried pasture. The birds like it and the egg yolks seem to darken a shade from the added nutrition.”

“We enjoy our birds and are committed to caring for them in a humane manner while producing a high quality egg delivered fresh to you. We hope that you will see and taste the difference a little grass and sunshine can make.”

Ownership Structure100
Average Flock Size100
Single or Double Henhouses100
Other Certifications (bonus points)100
Organic Certifier100
Commitment to Organics100
Indoor Space per Bird100
Indoor Enrichments100
Litter Management100
Natural Light100
Outdoor Space per Bird70
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors100
Outdoor Enrichments60
Outdoor Space Exemptions70
Outdoor Management System90
Manure Handling System100
Forced Molting100
Beak Trimming70
Laying Hen Lifespan60
Use of Spent Hens100
Death Loss Rate100
Pullet Access to Outdoors40
Feed Produced on Farm50
US Grown Feed100
Soy in FeedYes
Synthetic Amino Acids70
Disclosure Rate90