Redhill Farms

Rating
CompanyVital Farms
Outdoor AccessTruly Pastured
Market AreaCA
LocationMarin County, CA
Market Area DetailWhole Foods and Independent Grocers in Northern CA
Websitewww.redhillfarms.biz
Total Score2320

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CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 2320
5-Egg Rating | Top Rated
Family farms and farmer cooperatives that market their own eggs receive the most points. Corporations that do not produce any eggs receive the fewest points.
Ownership Structure
60private corporation that produces some eggs & contracts with others
Flocks of 500 birds or fewer receive the most points based on Animal Welfare Approved standards.
Average Flock Size
100avg 642 birds
Single henhouses receive the most points.
Single or Double Henhouses
90single
Animal Welfare Approved and Biodynamic certifications receive the most bonus points. Producers are not penalized for not having additional certifications beyond organic.
Other Certifications (bonus points)
30some, but not all, are Certified Humane
Points determined by integrity of the brand’s organic certifier.
Organic Certifier
90MOCA, CCOF, Organic Certifiers
Farms that are 100% certified organic receive the most points, farms/brands that are split conventional and organic receive fewer points.
Commitment to Organics
100100% organic
More than 1.8 square feet per bird receives the most points, less than 1.2 square feet receives the fewest.
Indoor Space per Bird
100full outdoor access for the birds
Farms with perches, scratching areas and deep litter or year round pasture receive the most points.
Indoor Enrichments
100perches and year-round pasture access
Farms that freshen litter weekly receive the most points.
Litter Management
100year round pasture access
Farms that ensure birds have ample access to outdoors during daylight hours receive the most points.
Natural Light
100year round pasture access, all natural light
Farms that ensure 108ft2 per bird or more outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Space per Bird
100minimjm of 108 sq ft/hen
Farms that ensure birds are in mobile housing or 1 large door per 75 birds receive the most points.
Popholes/Exit to the Outdoors
100at least four doors per mobile coop
Farms that ensure birds have access to feed, water and shade outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Enrichments
100feed, water, shade, perches
Farms that can ensure outdoor access year round or those that only confine birds during inclement weather receive the most points.
Outdoor Space Exemptions
100year-round pasture access
Farms that use mobile housing rotated on pasture every 1-2 days or weekly receive the most points.
Outdoor Management System
80mobile coops moved monthly
Farms that recycle chicken manure on the farm, using it for fertilizer, without causing nutrient pollution, receive the most points.
Manure Handling System
100manure recycled on farm
Farms that never force molting receive the most points.
Forced Molting
100no forced molting
Farms that never trim or tip beaks receive the most points.
Beak Trimming
100no beak trimming
Farms where hens live an average of 3+ years or 1.6-3 years receive the most points.
Laying Hen Lifespan
7072-110 weeks old
Farms where spent hens die a natural death, are sold for meat, or are processed and sold for human consumption, receive the most points.
Use of Spent Hens
85some sold live, some sold to spent hen processor
Farms where the death loss rate of hens is less than 3% annually receive the most points.
Death Loss Rate
6010% over lifetime of flock
Farms that breed and incubate their own chicks, or raise their own pullets, receive the most points.
Pullets
80raise up pullets from chicks
Farms that allow pullets access to the outdoors within the first 6 weeks of life, or within 6-10 weeks, receive the most points.
Pullet Access to Outdoors
80average of 8 weeks
Farms where all feed is produced on the farm receive the most points.
Feed Produced on Farm
60most farms grow no feed; one sprouts barley, another provides apples
Farms where 100% of the feed is grown in the US or Canada receive the most points.
US Grown Feed
70California milled feed but can't be sure all ingredients grown in US
No points are given for this but the information may be useful to certain consumers looking to avoid soy.
Soy in Feed
Yessoy in feed ration
Farms that do not feed synthetic amino acids receive the most points.
Synthetic Amino Acids
70No more than 2 lbs/ton
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure Rate
95not a full photo set