Battery cages

vs. freed range

battery cages

I support the Battery cage over free range system for layers

  • keeps the hens safe from fighting
  • hens are in better conditions
  • no need for debeaking
  • easier to keep them clean
  • cheaper production
  • produces more

free range

  • has lots of room.. hundred of hens together
  • but the weakest hens are eliminated by the other hens
  • lots of injured hens because of fighting
  • requires more feed
  • harder to collect eggs
  • more expensive

Jordan Detweiler

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