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Compendium: The complete guide to laying hens
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Collection of resources about laying hens and how they are farmed. Find out about the life of a hen from birth to slaughter, welfare issues and key statistics....
Controlling feather pecking and cannibalism without beak trimming
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This report reviews the evidence from the scientific literature and from practical experience which demonstrates that feather pecking and cannibalism can be controlled in non-cage systems without beak...
Laying Hens Case Study: United Kingdom
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This case study gives an account of how beak trimming of laying hens in Columbian Blacktail hens is being phased out without an increase in feather pecking or cannibalism....
Alternatives to the Barren Battery Cage in the EU
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This report looks at the scientific evidence to assess the ability of enriched cages and non-cage systems to meet the welfare requirements of laying hens....
Practical Alternatives to Battery Cages for Laying Hens
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Case studies of practical alternatives to the battery cage from Belgium, France, Spain, Sweden, and the UK....
Brittle bones: Osteoporosis and the Battery Cage
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Uses results from published scientific studies to show that confinement in battery cages prevents hens from exercising their limbs and is the main cause of hens suffering broken bones from bone weakne...
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