J.S. West & Company recently unveiled plans to build a commercial egg production facility in California that will be Proposition 2 compliant. It is reportedly the first in the industry to be started after the proposition's passage.

The new housing will feature an enriched colony system for egg-laying hens, a system Europe has used for more than a decade.


The housing will make room for more than 150,000 birds, or about 8% of the company's hen population, and it will cost more than $3.2 million. June 2010 is the expected completion date.