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on February 6, 2020

Additional cage-free hens increase total US hen flock

Even with passage of legislation calling for cage-free hen housing passing in 6 states, US egg producers still predict that more than half of the US hens will be in cages in 2025.

Cage-free housing legislation that mandates sale of only cage-free eggs has been passed in six U.S. states -- California, Washington, Oregon, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Michigan -- which were home to an estimated 21.2% of Americans in 2019. Implementation dates of these cage-free egg sale requirements range from January 2022…

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