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Battery Cage the same Size as a Good Nest??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pixie74943, May 31, 2010.

  1. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    Has anyone ever realised that a battery cage is approximately the same size as a decent nest? Its pretty depressing that egg companies can still get away with this *sigh*

    Anyway, since we all have our own backyard eggs I dont need to change your opinion, I just thought it was interesting that a nest and a battery cage are the same size (ish). Imagine keeping 5 of your hens locked in a nest box 24/7... You'd be in trouble!!
  2. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

    Dec 15, 2009
    yeah very sad [​IMG]
    all the bycers should form a group to rip their walls of and free those birds [​IMG]
  3. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    That's why I try so hard now not to buy eggs that come from chickens kept in such horrible conditions. I don't want to support that practice.

    My bantams are raising chicks now so aren't laying. Their favorite treat, hens and chicks, is hard boiled egg. So I'm buying free range eggs to feed to my own chickens. I guess that makes me one crazy chicken lady, eh?
  4. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

    Dec 15, 2009
    thats great you dont buy eggs from the store
    i cant eat my own eggs until i make a nest box that lets the eggs fall away from the hens reach my hens are egg eaters [​IMG]

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