layer hen welfare

The many layers of layer hen welfare

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RSPCA Australia

We’ve been talking about layer hen welfare for a long time, and especially recently. With the long-overdue phase-out of barren battery cages pending, and conflicting information circulating in the media, layer hens and the eggs they provide remain firmly in the public’s consciousness – as they should. But beyond cages and stocking density, many of the welfare issues impacting these smart and inquisitive birds have remained largely unaddressed.