Study compares laying hen housing systems

Study compares laying hen housing systems

Three hen housing systems researched have associated trade-offs across five elements of sustainability evaluated.

A FIRST-of-its-kind, commercial-scale study of housing alternatives for egg laying hens in North America has found no demonstrated presence of acute or chronic bird stress with any of the three housing systems studied.

Over the past four years and through two hen flock cycles, the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply (CSES) has been engaged in a holistic, commercial-scale study of conventional cage housing, cage-free aviary h

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