Why do cage free eggs, non-GMO eggs, and organic eggs cost more than regular eggs?

Cage free eggs cost more than regular eggs because cage free hens are more active than caged hens. Because cage free hens are allowed to roam and engage in their natural behaviors, they use more energy, and thus eat more feed than caged hens. Cage free farmers also spend more time caring for the birds because raising them in a humane, cage free way requires more hands-on time with the hens. Our farmers’ additional time and labor increase our costs. In addition to labor and feed costs, our organic and cage free eggs are more expensive because our hens have specially grown and certified feed.