Egg Innovations is a family-owned company with a commitment to doing our best for chickens, people, and the planet.
As a leading producer of 100% free-range and pasture-raised eggs, we prioritize the welfare of all three through every decision we make and every action we take.
That said, we’re looking for small family farmers to join our farmer family. We’re the only vertically integrated egg producer in the nation who’ll provide you with hens, feed, and a great support team headed by industry-leading experts.
Our chicken farming network in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin is ready
to grow, and we can’t wait to put you on the map.
Dedicated Field Service Team Assists with All Aspects of Flock Management
Barn Designs That Reflect Years of
Our Family of Farmers Are Certified to
the Latest Animal Welfare Standards
State-of-the-Art Egg Processing Facility in Warsaw, Indiana
Quality and Audit
A Winning Formula for Hen Housing and Care
Over 100 Years of Expertise and Commitment to Successful Egg Production
To learn more about our mission
to chickens, people, and the planet, check out the FAQs
and application form below.
WHERE ARE YOUR FARMS LOCATED?
We currently are looked for producer in the states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
WHAT IS THE TOTAL INVESTMENT?
We require that all farmers construct a new barn based on our standardized specs and blueprints. This requires a substantial upfront investment, but also come with a long-term contact between 6-12 years depending on what the farmer would like to commit to.
HOW MUCH ACREAGE IS NEEDED?
Free Range Barns require 5.5 acres per 10,000-hen capacity and Pasture Raised Barns require 25 acres of pasture per 10,000-hen capacity. For example, a 20,000-hen free range project needs 11 acres, and a 20,000-hen pasture project requires 50 acres.
WHAT IS THE BUSINESS MODEL?
Farmers are paid on a per dozen of production basis and responsible for all costs of barn and farm maintenance, as well as routine chores related to bird health, gathering eggs, etc. Egg Innovations provides the feed, flock management, audit support, and veterinarian care. Experts and team support for success are a key part of supporting the Egg Innovations Family Farm Network to achieve quality and successful laying standards.
WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL ANNUAL EXPENSES I HAVE TO PAY?
The farmer will be responsible for, among other things, utilities, maintenance, taxes, and consumables.
HOW MANY HENS ARE IN A FLOCK?
We house 20,000 – 40,000 hens per flock depending on size of barn. This will vary slightly.
HOW LONG DO HENS STAY IN THE BUILDING?
The hens stay in the building approximately 15-18 months per flock. This can vary for a variety of reasons including but not limited to health of hens, overall productivity, overall company planning, schedules, etc. When signing a contract, a farmer can choose to commit to anywhere between 4-8 flocks.
HOW MANY TONS OF MANURE DOES A FLOCK PRODUCE?
A typical flock is in production for 15-18 months. During this time, they will produce approximately 300 tons of manure per 20,000 hens. Manure is only handled in between flocks during the cleaning process. Aviaries will be designed with manure scrapers, daily removal, and a separate, but attached, manure shed.
HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL DAY OF CHORES?
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AM I ALLOWED TO HAVE OTHER ANIMALS ON MY FARM?
You may have any other animal except for other avian species.