At best, we have fractured information with Egg labels and perhaps that is why we have so many labels...
What does this new Comfort Coop / Enriched Colony label mean?
The chickens are in larger cages and have an "opportunity" to flap wings, perch and nest, in a clean environment.
This label called Fertile is for Eggs and this label also doesn't say much to help the consumer. Just another label that causes confusion in my opinion. Eggs with a Fertile label means the chickens live with roosters. This "may" mean that the chickens were Cage-Free. That is all.
If you are fortunate enough to be able to buy eggs from a small farm or someone raising chickens the old way, then do so. All the labels stamped on an egg carton will never tell the complete story. Best to see the complete situation with your own eyes when buying from a small local farm. Also if possible, see what your town codes allow. You may be able to have your own chickens and even a goat!
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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