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Commercial chicken houses are so crowded that there may be less than


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Will the worst bird flu outbreak in US history finally make us reconsider factory farming chicken?

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Many people, distressed by learning about these conditions, pledge to eat only “free-range” eggs and meat, which they imagine come from chickens that have ...

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Chickens without cages don't live in Eden.

Poultry farming refers specifically to the breeding, raising, and slaughtering of chickens to collect their eggs or harvest their meat.

Broiler chickens in dark, crowded barn

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The size of your houses depends on how many birds they place you with. Smaller houses get less birds, bigger houses get more birds.

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Cage-free, free-range chickens walk in a fenced pasture at an organic farm near Waukon, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

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A lame broiler chicken

From late May 2018 through February 7th 2019 there have been 363 diagnoses of vvND involving "backyard flocks". This term is a euphemism for fighting cocks ...

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Stocking densities can be just as important as whether the chickens are free to roam. Courtesy of Freshwater Creek Free Range

Wise chicken keepers prepare their coop and run to be comfortable and safe during the July and August inferno.

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Urban farms now produce 1/5 of the world's food

Because the hens cannot eat a range of foods, the resultant eggs have fewer nutrients than free-range or organic eggs, including lower levels of omega-3 ...

Free range chickens being fed outdoors

Organic broilers can exercise and forage on the range

Carolyn Leadly outside greenhouse at Rising Pheasant Farms

Pasture Raised Chickens

Make sure there are plenty of feeders and drinkers around so the dominant hen doesn't hog them. Hand up some tasty greens for them to peck at.

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An industry trade journal listed some factors that make intensive poultry facilities such “ideal” 1687 “ ...

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... This 3-bedroom house on Mill Rd marketed by First National real estate has an

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A catching machine can pick up around nine thousand chickens per hour

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Graphic showing how the size of broiler chickens has increased over time

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Free-range chickens stand in their coop at Grassington Farm, near Lewes in southern England February 22, 2006.

Below: This is a flock of my hens: Part of a total of 300 or so I look after.

Free range broilers have more opportunities for natural behaviour, such as perching, than intensively reared birds


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Broiler chickens roaming in the grass at a farm.

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Hens in a barn system

Real eggs also make great nest bait but should be rotated out daily and replaced with fresh ones so they don't get old.

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