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29 June 2008

On the typical egg farm, an average of 5.6 hens are confined for their entire productive lifetime in a single wire cage.

The average floor space per cage is 53.4 square inches - about the size of a file drawer.

* SOURCE:
  USDA APHIS VS, Reference of 1999 Table Egg Layer Management in the US - PDF
   http://nahms.aphis.usda.gov/poultry/layers99/lay99pt2.pdf

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