“100% or All-Natural” - This means nothing was added to the egg (coloring, flavoring) and it does NOT indicate how the chicken was raised.
“USDA Organic” - Certified organic eggs are from uncaged hens that have free range of their houses and access to outdoor spaces. They are also fed an organic diet.
“Vitamin Enhanced” - Hens are given a special diet that helps them produce eggs with a higher vitamin content (e.g. Vitamin E).
“Omega-3 Enriched” - Hens are fed a diet that includes flaxseed, algae or fish oils to increase the Omega-3 fatty acid content of the eggs.
“No Antibiotics” - Hens are raised without any antibiotics of any type.
“No added Hormones” - NO eggs have added hormones (regardless of what the package says) because the use of hormones is NOT allowed in hog or poultry production. If you see "No added hormones" on a package, it must be followed by the statement: "Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones".
“Free-range” - Hens are cage free with continuous access to the outdoors during their laying cycle.
“Cage-free” - Hens are raised in an enclosed structure with unlimited access to food and water. They are NOT required to have access to the outdoors.