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Interesting article on commercial egg production

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stoneunhenged, May 13, 2011.

  1. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never been inside a commercial egg facility, but this is an interesting article on the current state of egg production in the US.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  2. Bengalcats1

    Bengalcats1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh why did I even look??, how depressing, what I wouldn't give to see them outside digging in the yard
     
  3. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is so sad to see these birds crammed in little cages. I agree with Bengalcats1 what I would give to see them outside in grass!
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Thank you for providing this link to the cameras.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I told myself not to click on the link but I did it anyway. That's so sad. [​IMG]
     
  6. Bengalcats1

    Bengalcats1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I told myself not to click on the link but I did it anyway. That's so sad. [​IMG]

    I told myself the same thing, but it's like an accident, you know you shouldn't look but you do anyway
     
  7. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't really care for the accompanying article. I know it sounds wonderful to buy cage-free eggs, but the hens in the cages are healthier than the cage free ones. At least when a caged hen dies, she's more likely to be taken out rather than eaten by her companions. Also, in cage-free productions, some of the major losses are parasites - mites and lice and worms eating the birds alive. Not a pretty picture.

    I know we'd all like to think that cage free means rolling hills of green grass and lots of space to dust bathe, but that's just not the case. It's just a new nightmare.
     
  8. buffalogal

    buffalogal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed. Commercial "cage free" means that instead of three, four or five birds crammed in a little cage, it's 100,000+ crammed into a big cage. Still too many birds in the minimum allowable space. [​IMG]
     

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