Schultz’s Eggs

Rating
CompanyLarry Schultz Organic Farm
Outdoor AccessStandard USDA Protocol
Market AreaMidwest
LocationOwatonna, MN
Market Area DetailMidwest
Websitewww.lsofarm.wix.com/larryschultzorganic
Total Score2025

Schultz chickens are cage free, they are free to eat and exercise anywhere comfortably within an airy sunlit barn, or to roam outdoors in grassy fence free fields, when weather conditions are favorable. Schultz chickens are free-range, certified organic and have no hormones or antibiotics administered during their lifespan. Their barns and farm yards are carefully watched over and protected from predators. This is all part of providing Schultz chickens with a stress free environment that allows the flock to develop into healthy, happy birds that make delicious and nutritious eggs. Schultz eggs are high in Omega-3 fatty acids because of the Flaxmeal that we mix into their organic feed. They are also very high in the anti-oxidant vitamin E. To ensure that you are receiving thefreshest and highest quality eggs, we candle and grade them right away.

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 2025
4-Egg Rating | Excellent
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
70family owned with contracts with other farmers
Flocks of 500 birds or fewer receive the most points based on Animal Welfare Approved standards.
Average Flock Size
701,200-7,300 per flock
Single henhouses receive the most points.
Single or Double Henhouses
60most single, one house double
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)
none
Points determined by integrity of the brand’s organic certifier.
Organic Certifier
85GOA (7), MOSA (2)
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
1001.75-2 sq ft/bird
Farms with perches, scratching areas and deep litter or year round pasture receive the most points.
Indoor Enrichments
80perches, dust baths, scratching areas, not year-round pasture access
Farms that freshen litter weekly receive the most points.
Litter Management
80litter freshened often but not year-round pasture access
Farms that ensure birds have ample access to outdoors during daylight hours receive the most points.
Natural Light
90abundant natural lightÊ
Farms that ensure 108ft2 per bird or more outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Space per Bird
10098-120 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
70one door per 500-1,000 birds
Farms that ensure birds have access to feed, water and shade outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Enrichments
60shade
Farms that can ensure outdoor access year round or those that only confine birds during inclement weather receive the most points.
Outdoor Space Exemptions
70confined seasonally in winter
Farms that use mobile housing rotated on pasture every 1-2 days or weekly receive the most points.
Outdoor Management System
60fixed house with non-rotated pasture
Farms that recycle chicken manure on the farm, using it for fertilizer, without causing nutrient pollution, receive the most points.
Manure Handling System
90most manure used on farm for crops, some sell it to neighborsÊ
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
80tipped on day one of life
Farms where hens live an average of 3+ years or 1.6-3 years receive the most points.
Laying Hen Lifespan
801.5-2 years 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
100sold live for food, eggs
Farms where the death loss rate of hens is less than 3% annually receive the most points.
Death Loss Rate
803-5%
Farms that breed and incubate their own chicks, or raise their own pullets, receive the most points.
Pullets
60purchase both chicks and ready to lay pullets
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
608-12 weeks
Farms where all feed is produced on the farm receive the most points.
Feed Produced on Farm
80some grain is produced and milled on farm
Farms where 100% of the feed is grown in the US or Canada receive the most points.
US Grown Feed
100all domestically grown
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 per ton
Farms that participated in Cornucopia’s research providing full transparency receive the most points.
Disclosure Rate
30no photos or producer list