The hen and the eggs
Hens on an organic farm roam around and live on feed grown with only natural inputs. Their beaks are not trimmed and their wings are not clipped. They often live in small groups with other hens and lay eggs in comfortable surroundings. Organic farmers follow special rules to ensure that the hens live as happily and as healthily as possible.
The eggs are collected by the farmer. Sometimes the farmer sells the eggs straight from his or her farm or at a nearby market with other farmers. And sometimes he or she sells them to a company that sells them to supermarkets and restaurants.
Before organic eggs are sold, they are cleaned and put in cartons with logos or texts explaining where, how and by whom they were produced. The eggs might also become one of many other organic ingredients in products such as pasta, or sweets, which will also be labelled with the same logos and texts.
When your family and others choose to buy eggs or products with those special logos or texts, you will know all about how the farmer followed those special rules and how the hen that laid the eggs lived happily and healthily. Then you can look forward to a delicious and high quality meal!