Egg ProductionEgg Production: Facts that People Should Know
From All-Creatures.org

On this page you will find a compilation of information we have gathered, and believe to be true, from various sources that is intended to enlighten, and hopefully evoke a further softening of the heart towards all of God's creatures.  We have linked these references for the reader's convenience and further investigation.

Introduction

hens roosting in treesMost people's mental image of Egg Production is that of a farmyard in which chickens are free to roam about, to fly, and to even roost in the trees.  To the side of the yard is a chicken coop, where the chickens are free to enter, to leave, and to nest and lay their eggs.  Then each day the farmer comes out with his or her basket and collects the eggs for market or personal use. 

While such a situation may exist on some individual small farms, nothing is further from the truth when it comes to the vast majority of farms engaged in commercial Egg Production. Additionally, many ethical vegetarians believe that the eating of eggs is ok as it doesn't cause the death of the chicken.

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