Layer Hen Housing Systems

Comment on this policy

Laying hen housing systems must provide feed, water, light, air quality, space and sanitation that promote good health and welfare for the hens. Housing systems should provide for expression of important natural behaviors, protect the hens from disease, injury and predation, and promote food safety. Participation in a nationally recognized, third-party audited welfare program is strongly advised.

 

Literature Reviews

Welfare Implications of Laying Hen Housing (PDF)

Additional Resources

A Comparison of Conventional Cage, Furnished Cage, and Non-cage (Barn and Outdoor/Free-range) Systems for Housing Laying Hens