We have seen the pictures-chickens cramped into tiny cages, not big enough for them to turn around. They have to be debeaked so they don't fight. Only a cage for a bottom, nothing soft under the fanny. Yet there are eggs. ?????? It truly baffles me. From my brief experience with chickens, I understand that they will lay only when things are 'just right.' They skip if stressed. My girls needed their nests with some more privacy and straw instead of chips before they laid regularly. And I know that most chicken owners will tell you that stress=few eggs. So what gives--how in the world do these big operations with super crazy stressful set ups have chickens that are actually laying?!