Monday, 30 July 2018

What Chicken Really Go Through For Egg Production


Commercial egg production is a very tricky situation for animal protection services.  Although chickens are usually now 'free range' the cheaper the eggs are the worse the chickens are kept.  Chickens that produce these cheap eggs are kept in small cages with wire bottoms for their whole lives until they stop laying daily which means they are then sent to either to slaughter or possibly (like mine) rescued.


It is difficult for animal standards because on paper the chickens are 'well cared for', they have a huge amount of food and all the vaccinations they need.  The problem comes into play with their environment.  They are stuck in a small cage so they are very weak.  There are lights left on at all times so the chickens will lay more which shortens their lives and wear their bodies out.  Their nails become very long and all of this causes stress which makes them pull out their own feathers.

What You Can Do

The least you can do to help is buying more expensive, free range eggs.  This, however, doesn't stop all of the problems above as 'free range' chickens are kept the same way but just crammed in a shed will hundreds of other chickens.  The best thing to do is either find someone locally that sells eggs from well cared for chickens or buy your own chickens.  If fewer people bought eggs from shops, chickens wouldn't have to suffer.


I am not any type of animal expert but instead only an animal lover who wants to share her tips.  Please consult relevant animal specialists and do not only take my advice.

 The Rider's Pets


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