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Corporate Responsibility And Stewardship
ANIMAL WELFARE
The Country Hen barns are cage free giving the hens the ability to roam and socialize as they see fit. They enjoy sunlit barns with outdoor porches attached. The porches have a roof overhead and netting around them to help prevent disease and protect the hens from predators. Our barns encourage the hens to sunbathe, dustbathe, nest, perch, socialize, spread their wings, and even fly.

Our hens have 24 hour access to feed and water.

Our feed is freshly milled at The Country Hen and is customized to meet the exact needs of the flock during every stage of development.

Our employees, skilled in animal husbandry, monitor feed and water consumption for every flock. They walk the barns a minimum of 3 times per day to visually inspect the health and safety of our hens. They also check air quality, ventilation, and temperature.
FEED AND MILL
Our team works diligently to source organic ingredients that meet our high standards for our certified organic feed. We purchase from local suppliers that meet this criteria whenever possible.
ORGANIC FARMING PRACTICES
Our farm and the organic ingredients that we source are free of pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs (genetically modified organisms). We do not use antibiotics or hormones on our hens.
QUALITY AND SAFETY
The Country Hen utilizes a HACCP plan to ensure the safety of our eggs.

The Country Hen eggs are tested regularly from every flock to ensure they meet or exceed our standards for albumen quality, yolk quality, and shell quality.

The Country Hen eggs are periodically sent out for lab testing to make sure we meet or exceed the nutrients listed on our carton: Omega-3s, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Choline, and Vitamin D.

Our Finished Feed is sent for lab testing on a number of nutrients including protein, fat, moisture, fiber, calcium, phosphorus and sodium.

We are in compliance with the FDA’s Egg Safety Rule designed to prevent Salmonella-e (SE) in egg production operations.
RECYCLING AND REUSE
Water reclamation – To minimize the impact of our farm's water usage, The Country Hen farm utilizes wastewater tanks. The wastewater is collected and sent to a local water treatment facility to be processed and eventually reused.

Manure – All our organic manure is collected from the barns. 100% of it is used by local farmers and landscapers.

Packaging – All TCH cartons are from recycled materials and are recyclable.

Pulp Cartons

The Country Hen Pulp cartons are 100% recycled 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

Plastic Cartons

The Country Hen Plastic cartons are made from 100% recycled PET plastic and are 100% recyclable with your #1 PET plastic.

Farm News Inserts

These are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper using non off-gassing, food grade, soy-based inks.

Offices and Farm – The Country Hen team is committed to recycling as part of our day-to-day operations. We utilize recycling stations throughout the farm and offices.
ENERGY CONSERVATION
We are committed to energy-reducing practices at the farm including installing and using LED lighting as well as low voltage and high efficiency motors and fans.
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Country Hen recently installed solar panels on barns at the main farm. The panels generate 100% of the energy requirements at the main farm to power our processing room, feed mill, and barns. Additionally, the surplus energy generated will be utilized at our other facilities in Hubbardston, MA.
P.O. Box 333, 16 Williamsville Road, Hubbardston, MA 01452