About Battery Egg Farming
What is a Battery Cage?
Battery cage is the name to the small cages that almost all "laying" hens
in the United States are kept in. Battery cages have wire mesh floors,
through which feces passes into the manure pit below, and small gaps in
the front, to allow the hens to feed. A sloping floor ensures that
the eggs roll into a trough. The wire walls often cause extreme feather
loss and painful, lifelong blisters. Battery cages are so small,
and filled with up to ten hens that they are unable to spread their wings
or even lie down.
Battery cages are a product of factory farming. Hens aren't the
only ones who loose in the factory farming system. Explore the pages
listed below to learn more about the consequences of the factory farming
History / Workers'
Rights / Environment / Human
Health / Agribusiness / Hens
/ Another Way
A brief history of factory egg
Factory egg farming is bad for workers.
Factory egg farming is detrimental to the
Factory egg farming is bad for human
Factory egg farming is good for big
agribusiness and bad for small farmers and consumers.
And of course, factory egg farming is horrible for hens.
But, there is another way!
Other countries and even American corporations such as McDonald's have
begun creating better welfare guidelines.