Animal Welfare

At Dixie Egg Company, we place top priority on the health, safety and comfort of all our hens. Following stringent guidelines established by the scientific community and the United Egg Producers (UEP), the welfare of our hens is never compromised. We undergo annual inspections by independent auditors to ensure we are compliant with the UEP Certified Program and have maintained Certification No. 112 from inception of the program.

Caged Hens

It starts with a stress-free environment using science based studies in which the feed, lighting and temperature are maintained to ensure optimal hen health. Our caged hens live in a clean environment with fresh water, feed and natural light.

Cage-free Hens

Our cage-free hens are able to roost and socialize freely, dust bathe in their temperature-controlled houses, with access to fresh water and feed all of the time. They can even roam in and out of the hen house at their leisure. They’re fed a patented all-natural, all-vegetarian feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil, and a supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E. This feed contains no animal fat, no animal by-products, and no recycled or processed food. We never use hormones, steroids, or antibiotics of any kind.