PNS Farms

Total Score2470

NOTE: PNS Farms is not producing eggs at this time due to COVID-19 issues. They may restart production in the future.

They write: “Our hens are housed in a wooden barn, comparable to the Ritz for people, where they eat high quality certified organic soy free feed (no antibiotics, no hormones, no animal by-products, no food from GMO crops). They lay their eggs, porch and sleep on ladders, as they love to sleep high off the ground. The floors are concrete covered with pine shavings to keep humidity out and maintain cleanliness (shavings changed weekly). They have continuous access to outdoors where they pasture, enjoy the bugs, sun, fresh air and shade under the guava trees. They love to exercise, climb on the trees and pick the fruits. While many of us enjoy sunbathing on the sand, they enjoy sunbathing on the soil. These are truly happy hens that produce safe, healthy and nutritious organic eggs. We go to extremes to safeguard their well-being – no shortcuts here or anywhere else.”

Ownership Structure100
Average Flock Size100
Single or Double Henhouses100
Other Certifications (bonus points)0
Organic Certifier85
Commitment to Organics100
Indoor Space per Bird100
Indoor Enrichments100
Litter Management100
Natural Light100
Outdoor Space per Bird70
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors100
Outdoor Enrichments100
Outdoor Space Exemptions100
Outdoor Management System60
Manure Handling System100
Forced Molting100
Beak Trimming100
Laying Hen Lifespan100
Use of Spent Hens100
Death Loss Rate100
Pullet Access to Outdoors100
Feed Produced on Farm75
US Grown Feed100
Soy in FeedNo
Synthetic Amino Acids100
Disclosure Rate100