Code 3 eggs

Eggs from Hens Reared in Enriched Cages

Category M - 56-63 g

Category L - 63-73 g

Category XL - >73 g

The egg, the star of the food pyramid and weight loss, should not be missing from our diet. So, every time you choose to buy such products, know what you’re buying and ignore all the food myths related to eggs.

What does code 3 egg mean?
The figure 3 marked on the egg's shell indicates that the egg was produced by hens reared in EU compliant enriched cages.

Contrary to recent popular opinion, these eggs do not contain stress hormones. Also, in the diet of the birds there is only vegetable origin feed being used, containing no added antibiotics or hormones. Although the surface on which a laying hen is living is smaller than in the case of a hen raised in an aviary or in free range system, the hens are not stressed, as all the biosecurity and animal welfare regulations are respected.

First of all, a really stressed animal wouldn’t have such a high productivity rate, over 90% (the furnished cage rearing system results in a higher egg yield than in the aviaries).

Secondly, the feed has a much better conversion rate, from the same amount of feed obtaining a greater quantity of eggs than in the case of the other breeding systems, thus managing to feed a greater number of people at a more affordable price. This factor is a decisive one in terms of environmental protection and sustainable use of water and natural resources. For the production of a single egg, about 200 liters of water are needed, having included in this number the volume of water needed for the production of the feed and caring for the chickens.

What concerns us most is the health of our consumers. Code 3 eggs have the lowest percentage of total number of pathogens on the shell. The number of germs on the shell is 243.18 ± 11.45 units/ cm² in the case of hens raised in enriched poultry cages and 265.41 ± 11.97 units/ cm² in the case of hens raised in aviaries. (data collected during week 40).

The explanation is simple: being reared in enriched cages, the hens and eggs do not come in contact with the droppings. The poultry droppings are automatically collected by conveyor belts, passed through specialised dryers and removed from the production halls to be used as a natural fertiliser for the soil. These factors, together with a good crisis management, contribute to increased food security aimed at protecting end consumers. For example, in such a farm, a potential illness can be isolated in a very short time, in order to protect the remaining poultry flock from the farm, and of course the prevention of diseases coming from the households around the poultry farms.

Taking all these factors into consideration, we can argue that the option of upgrading to an furnished cages and obtaining eggs code 3 is a sustainable measure for both the consumer and the environment. Lately however, both consumers and producers are shifting their attention towards alternative systems to raise the chickens.

Nutritional information

Quantities expressed in grams (100g)



saturated - 35,425
monounsaturated - 37,835
polyunsaturated - 26,725

Carbohydrates - 0
Fiber- 0
Protein - 2,65
Vitamins and minerals
Fatty acids

Omega 3 - 1,600
Omega 6 - 25,125


Protein - 3,46
amino Acids

essentials - 32,430
Semi-essentials - 16,748
non-essential - 30,008

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