TreeBird Organics

Rating
CompanySunnybrook Farm
Outdoor AccessTruly Pastured
Market AreaWA, OR
LocationTrout Lake, WA
Market Area DetailWashington state and Oregon
Websitewww.treebirdorganics.com
Total Score2515

Sunnybrook Farm is a family farm in the Trout Lake Valley in Washington State. We grow fresh, local, nutritious food – not what you’re used to finding in a typical grocery store. We are committed to improving farming practices for the benefit of people, animals and the environment. We raise certified organic and Animal Welfare Approved eggs, and 100% grass-fed beef.

Life for the hens on Sunnybrook Farm is relaxing and peaceful. They are raised out in the sun on certified organic, green pasture. Our mobile coops allow us to move them to fresh pasture as needed, which gives them clean greens to eat and spreads their manure evenly in the fields. We have a Great Pyrenees guard dog who stays with the hens day and night, which allows them to go freely in and out of the coop at any time, and never have to worry about predators. Their water is spring-fed and pure, it contains no chlorine or other treatments. Grasshoppers, bugs, leaves and other goodies from the pasture are the essential supplements to their diet of certified organic grains that makes the yolks such a deep orange. The hens especially enjoy spreading the cow pies from our grass-fed cattle! We think a hen’s life is better here, and their eggs are, too!

CriteriaPointsComments
TOTAL (possible score is 2700) 2515
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
100family farm, produce 100% of eggs
Flocks of 500 birds or fewer receive the most points based on Animal Welfare Approved standards.
Average Flock Size
100under 500 birds
Single henhouses receive the most points.
Single or Double Henhouses
100single
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)
100Animal Welfare Approved
Points determined by integrity of the brand’s organic certifier.
Organic Certifier
75Oregon Tilth
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 pasture access for birds
Farms with perches, scratching areas and deep litter or year round pasture receive the most points.
Indoor Enrichments
100perches, dust baths, scratching, and pasture access
Farms that freshen litter weekly receive the most points.
Litter Management
100litter freshened every few days
Farms that ensure birds have ample access to outdoors during daylight hours receive the most points.
Natural Light
100Birds have ample access to the outdoors for natural light during all daylight hours
Farms that ensure 108 square feet per bird or more outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Space per Bird
100several hundred 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 one large door per 75 birds
Farms that ensure birds have access to feed, water and shade outdoors receive the most points.
Outdoor Enrichments
100feed, water, shade
Farms that can ensure outdoor access year round or those that only confine birds during inclement weather receive the most points.
Outdoor Space Exemptions
100outdoor access year-round
Farms that use mobile housing rotated on pasture every 1-2 days or weekly receive the most points.
Outdoor Management System
80mobile housing with rotated pasture, moved every 2-4 weeks
Farms that recycle chicken manure on the farm, using it for fertilizer, without causing nutrient pollution, receive the most points.
Manure Handling System
100composted and used 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
1002 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
100sell live
Farms where the death loss rate of hens is less than 3% annually receive the most points.
Death Loss Rate
60around 6% annually
Farms that breed and incubate their own chicks, or raise their own pullets, receive the most points.
Pullets
80raise up from day old 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
100immediately get access to outdoors
Farms where all feed is produced on the farm receive the most points.
Feed Produced on Farm
50no feed produced on farm, but full pasture access
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
100full disclosure