Carol’s Eggs have always been 100% Certified Humane. This seal from the Humane Farm Animal Care non-profit organization is the most respected 3rd party certification in the industry, and something no factory farms offering cheap eggs can boast of.
We have individual certifications for both types of our farms. The Free Range standard for our heirloom hens insures a wide range of humane animal practices are followed including:
- ready access to substantial outdoor pasture and shade for the birds to scratch, peck, play and dust bathe.
- fresh water
- wholesome nutritious feed
- floor barns (no stacked platforms or cages)
- nesting boxes
- scratch areas in the barn
- roosting perches
- and more
The Pasture-Raised standard includes all of that and further stipulates year round access to even larger pasture spaces. This means that farms can only be located in in warmer climates where this is possible, such as our farms in Virginia.
Both standards are excellent and something we hope consumers look for even if they are buying another brand of eggs!