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on February 22, 2021

Study: Mortality in cage-free flocks declines over time

Research refutes negative welfare claims associated with housing system, authors say.

Mortality in cage-free egg-laying hens decreases over time as poultry operations gain experience and knowledge with the housing system, concluded research published in the journal Scientific Reports.

For years, experts have proposed that mortality is higher in cage-free production because the housing system puts hens in direct contact with manure…

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