Did you know that caged hens live in cages so small they can’t even flap their wings? Caged free hens are locked inside. Free range doesn’t mean free. Free range hens are only required to have two square feet to move around. Happy Eggs get fourteen square feet to move around per hen and go outside almost every day of the year to roam on grassy fields the size of four football fields! Instead of millions of these ladies stuck in tiny cages where they can’t move, Happy Eggs Co has about 16,000 hens on a farm. Don’t you want your eggs coming from happy hens?
Hendependence was celebrated last week at the Palihouse in West Hollywood as the leading egg experts from the UK and the US were interviewed by fun Ross Matthews. The COO of the Happy Egg Co. David Wagstaff let us know that they have been providing truly free range eggs across America from family farms since their U.S. launch in 2012. I enjoyed speaking to both David and the Egg Industry Expert Andrew Joret, who have worked in the egg industry for the last 38 years. Both British lads, they seem to be showing America the best path to follow. Mr. Joret has won numerous awards for his noble standards and is responsible for the Lion Code of Practice.
California is now the first state to require that the Girls receive more space to move around, that is twice as much space to move around than they’ve had traditionally. Prop 2 has brought the welfare of farm animals to national attention. But due to the lack of federal labeling standards and loose category terms, egg carton confusion is an issue for most consumers. More than 75 percent of Americans think the way hens are raised is important, but are still misled by the eggy labeling terms.
LaLaScoop was happy to be part of this event as we enjoyed endless egg dishes from quiche to deviled eggs to pasta while sipping bubbly with new friends who care about the plight of our nation’s animals.
Look for the Happy Eggs Co in most grocery stores in LA because chicks deserve to run free, spread their wings, and take dust baths.
Happy Hens Lay the Best Eggs!