Laying Hens

Some articles on laying hens, laying, hens:

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation - Definition
55,000 or more 16,500–54,999 less than 16,500 laying hens or broilers (liquid manure handling systems) 30,000 or more 9,000–29,999 less than 9,000 chickens other than laying ...
Poultry Farming - Egg-laying Chickens - Husbandry Systems - Furnished Cages For Laying Hens
... the European Union Council Directive 1999/74/EC banned conventional battery cages for laying hens throughout the European Union from January 1, 2012 they were banned previously in other countries including ... or ‘modified’ cages, are cages for egg laying hens which have been designed to overcome some of the welfare concerns of battery cages whilst retaining their economic and ... incorporated because research in animal welfare science has shown them to be of benefit to the hens ...
Egg (food) - Farming Issues - Living Conditions of Birds
... Battery cage Commercial factory farming operations often involve raising the hens in small, crowded cages, preventing the chickens from engaging in ... Many hens confined to battery cages, and some raised in cage-free conditions, are debeaked to prevent harming each other and cannibalism ... According to critics of the practice, this can cause hens severe pain to the point where some may refuse to eat and starve to death ...

Famous quotes containing the words hens and/or laying:

    I think of no news to tell you. It is a serene summer day here, all above the snow. The hens steal their nests, and I steal their eggs still, as formerly. This is what I do with the hands. Ah, labor,—it is a divine institution, and conversation with many men and hens.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Therefore the skilful leader subdues the enemy’s troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; he overthrows their kingdom without lengthy operations in the field.
    Sun Tzu (6th–5th century B.C.)