Who would have ever thought that buying eggs could be so complicated and confusing? I have discovered that claims can be very misleading to the buyer so beware! If you care about the animals and you care about what you put in your body, you will love knowing this info. In fact I was surprised myself at how misleading claims can be and feel much better knowing the truth!
Organic: Buy these! Hens are given only organic feed, no pesticides, antibiotics or hormones gmo. They must never be caged and must have outdoor access. Love this!
Cage free: Beware, totally misleading! Hens live in an open space not a cage or coop but the open space can be an overcrowded henhouse where they have limited or no space to move about and do what hens normally do.
Free range: Beware, misleading! Similar to cage free except the birds have some outdoor time. However, note; duration, quality and quantity is very variable and not specified.
Certified Humane Raised and Handled: Amazing claim if you care about the animals. They are trustworthy and reliable. Meets standard of humane farm animal care-an independent organization, nonprofit. These animals are cage free with sufficient space to dust bathe and perch as a hen should do.