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In the ideal breeding for the production oforganic eggs, thehensthey must be able to move freely and scratch around for food. In battery farms, to prevent the hen from scratching, an abrasive strip is applied near the feeding trough. This does not happen in theoutdoor farmswhere thehensthey have the possibility to wave their wings and feed on food according to the law, in case of feeding, these must come from organic farming.
Feeding animalsbredwith methodbiological I'm:
- Wheat (bran, farinaccio)
- Soy (roasted whole soy, soy cake)
- Sunflower panel
- broad bean
- Protein pea
To regulate theorganic farmingis the EC regulation 1804/99 and the subsequent ministerial decree of 4 August 2000. According to this regulated by the authorities, livestock buildings must comply with a series of rules that guarantee the free movement of animals, as well as an adequate field surface with an environment the animals are raised in full respect of their well-being.
How do you identify the origin of a egg?
The first digit that you read on the eggshell represents the code for the farming method. Code 1 means that it iseggscoming from hensraised outdoors but these are non-organic eggs as the producer does not follow all organic production standards. Code 0 meansorganic eggs where the manufacturing companies follow all the standards imposed by the EC regulation, therefore it is a question ofhens raised outdoors. The code "2" indicates the free-range farming method and the number "3" represents the code for the cage farming method, the most intensive one.