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Hen Housing Systems
on July 22, 2022

How laying hens are kept around the world

The largest number of cage-free layers may not be where you might think.

The egg sector has seen many changes in its housing systems since the 1980s, when a few scientists began raising valid questions about layer welfare. European Union (EU) Directive 1999/74/EC banning conventional cages was the trigger for change, although the egg sector hardly reacted to its initial publication.


Read the full article in Poultry International August 2022