Organic Chickens Get More Room To Roam

In a recent article published by npr.org, Dan Charles explains just how much space should be provided for an organic hen to live.

“According to the new rules, farmers must provide at least one square foot of outdoor space for each 2.25 pounds of poultry in their flock. According to Jesse Laflamme, CEO of Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs, that translates to about two square feet per egg-laying hen, or about an acre for a flock of 20,000.”

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Small Egg Farms Fuel Company’s Big Growth

In an article published by lancasterfarming.com, Pete and Gerry’s chief executive, Jesse Laflamme, discusses how Pete and Gerry’s farm came to be what it is today.

“Laflamme’s grandfather started out as a small, conventional egg producer serving northern New Hampshire and Vermont in the years following World War II.”

“The family started building barns and adding hens, but they realized they could soon grow into the kind of large-scale farm they did not want to be and their customers did not like, Laflamme said.”

If you’re interested in the growth of organic foods, eating Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs is a good place to start.

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