What They Are and Why They're Better
60% of the World's Egg-Layers are Kept in Cages
Concerns with Caged Egg-Layers
- Osteoperosis (brittle bones)
- Feather Loss
- Lack of Sunlight
- Three Times More Likely to Develop Salmonella
Lack of Sunlight
All of the above statements are true regarding the poultry's broiler division.
For egg layers however, wether or not the chicken is tan does not matter.
Also, it is a known fact that 99 out of 10 chickens whose meat is golden brown and juicy have have been baked. Theirs is not a natural tan produced by the sun or by spray tans.
Simply put, cook your eggs.
Benefits of Caged Egg-Layers
- Better for the Chicken
- Improves Quality of Eggs
- Reduce Stress of Chickens
Better for the Chicken
Improves Quality of Eggs
"Hen Housing Advantages." - United Egg Producers. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.
"Welfare Issues for Egg Laying Hens." Welfare Issues with Egg Laying Hens. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.