Hey there! So I am guessing that there are many people who are members of BackYardChickens that care for hens as pets or for pets and for eggs. I know there is no way to stop massive egg production facilities. I also know that it is possible to adopt a hen that is stuck in a small cage to just lay eggs for her whole life. All I ask is that you at least consider the idea of adopting a hen, even just one, and save it from a horrible life in an egg farm if you have the ability to do this. Why not? They are sweet pets and will give many eggs. I adopted this cutie from an egg farm and she is loving the ability to roam and be the free chicken that she was born to be.