According to the American Egg Board, Organic Eggs are defined as:
- Eggs that are laid by cage-free, free-roaming hens that are raised on certified organic feed and have access to the outdoors.
- Hens are given only feed that is grown without synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or fertilizers
- 100% of the feed’s agricultural ingredients must be certified organic. Antibiotics and growth hormones are prohibited (although these are not found in any shell eggs).