7 cage-free layer nutrition issues that require attention
We must adjust our thinking on feeding hens housed in cage-free systems to allow for their increased movement, social interaction and exposure to environmental hazards.
Cage free does not necessarily mean free-range layers. Hens are still kept in-house on floors with bedding material or in open aviaries (multi-storied cages with open access).
In general, cage free means, as was the political motivation behind it, that hens are free to roam, wherever they might be kept…