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How much living space do the chickens have?

It depends on which eggs you are referring to. We partner with several family farms which allow us to carry a variety of eggs to meet a wide variety of customer needs.

Eggs from cage-free and Certified Humane hens have a minimum 1.2 sq ft per bird. Certified Organic hens must meet other standards and birds in those houses have space ranging from 1.2 to 1.6 sq ft per bird.

How do our practices and space compare to how the majority of hens are kept in this country? In a caged-bird chicken house each hen has approximately 67 square inches of space (1 sq ft = 144 square inches), lives in a wire cage, and cannot exercise a single natural behavior other than eating, drinking, and egg laying. It is typical for caged egg producers to keep between 250,000 and 500,000 hens in a single barn. Our barns are a fraction of that size.