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Cage-Free Laying Systems

The latest articles, analysis and information on hens laying eggs in a cage-free environment inside barns or buildings and engaging in some natural behaviors like walking and nesting to help egg producers maximize flock performance and yields from the editors of Egg Industry magazine. Register for free to access premium content.

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Bill seeks delay of Michigan cage-free law effective date

Under new legislation approved by Michigan House and Senate, cage-free egg law would not take effect until 2025
The Michigan House of Representatives by a 79-29 vote has approved legislation that would postpone the effective date of a previously passed law that would require that all eggs produced in the state come from cage-free laying systems.
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Is it time to reconsider caging laying hens?

Consumer beliefs that cage-free egg production automatically leads to higher layer welfare do not stand up to scrutiny.
Choosing the right housing system for laying hens must consider a variety of demands, and cages may be the best option when considering competing concerns.
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California voters pass anti-cage Proposition 12

61 percent of votes cast in favor of law that calls for eggs produced or sold in the state to come from cage-free systems
California voters approved the Proposition 12 ballot measure, which calls for all eggs produced or sold in the state to come from cage-free laying systems by the end of 2021.
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Fox News brings Proposition 12 egg issue to masses

Network with a reputation of biased reporting examined both sides of the issue with those against animal confinement proposal having the most convincing arguments
Say what you want about Fox News and whether they are biased in their reporting when it comes to right-wing versus left-wing politics.
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Keys to better poultry production

Learn how to improve broiler house management and address real-world challenges facing poultry producers. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
Learn how to improve broiler house management and address real-world challenges facing poultry producers. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
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With small poultry farms, everyone wins

In countries like France and the Netherlands, poultry farms are small, but it does not mean that they do not have relations with each other
Benjamín Ruiz tells his experience visiting a small poultry farm in France with both types of egg production: in cages, and free-range.
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