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    Default Spin off - cage eggs

    Quote Originally Posted by LollyDolly View Post
    Also free range doesn't mean cruelty free! The male chicks are still killed at birth, they can still debeaked depending on the farm and they are still euthanased at 18 months. Still free range is definitely better than cage!
    I can't imagine the people who work their and have the job of debeaking them, I could never do that, and I don't think I know anyone that would! I guess country farmer type blokes...

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    Default Spin off - cage eggs

    Just a little hint when u guys buy 'free range' - check the brand. A lot of supermarket egg brands/companies sell 'free range', 'barn laid' AND 'caged' eggs so by buying any, we are still supporting a company that ultimately has caged hens.....
    Similar things happen with the labeling of pork - 'bred free range' means just that....BRED free range. Once they are of a certain age they get put in with the rest in horrible conditions.
    The choice is always yours, just please dont be tricked by labeling

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    I always try and buy from local farms and always free range. If free range is not available I will just not buy any eggs.
    Im also lucky enough to get the occasional eggs from my sisters chooks

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    Default Re: Spin off - cage eggs

    I do,
    'Free range' means sweet nothing,
    Free range chickens simply have 'access' to outside, I live near a chicken farm and know many people who work on them

    A farm can put a small hole in the shed wall and claim 'free range'

    As far as I knew chickens in Australia are not allowed to be kept caged, caged in Australia means chickens raised in big sheds


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    Default Re: Spin off - cage eggs

    Debeaking is illegal in Australia

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    Default Spin off - cage eggs

    It's not just eggs, try and buy organic or certified free range chicken meat as well, as unfortunately most chickens sold are caged

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    we have our own chooks - one lot was rescued from a 'free range' (well known brand) in wa - all were debeaked.
    to be honest i now prefer duck eggs. they won't lay if they are under stress so you HAVE to treat them right in order to get eggs.

    the move 'food inc.' is such an eyeopener. not just with eggs, meat etc. but also random things like corn syrup.
    we aren't all perfect - i definately buy products every now and then that aren't the best but 80% of the time we eat cruelty free products.

    it's just baby steps
    (and on another note - we wonder why we have such high levels health problems that don't appear in 3rd world countries )

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    What is the difference between barn laid & cage eggs?

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    Default Spin off - cage eggs

    I have my own chook so don't buy eggs. She has run of most of the yard, access to the aviary (6ft x 6ft) whenever she chooses and is only locked away over night for safety.

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    Default Spin off - cage eggs

    Barn laid , the hens are enclosed in big barns and are free to roam ( still not lots of room but better than cages) but they don't get to go outside

    http://www.hensdeservebetter.org.au/...tails/faq.html

    This is a great website ( from RSPCA - that explains everything)

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