How are eggs collected from cage free hens commercially?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by flockoffour, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do commercial cage free hens lay their eggs/how are they harvested for sale?
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cage free doesn't mean free to roam, they are still confined usually to a building and they are provided nesting boxes with a floor that is slightly pitched backwards so the eggs roll to an opening in the back and onto a conveyor belt behind/under the nesting box that take them to an area where they are stored...

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