Story: Poultry industry

Housing hens

How much space is adequate for a hen has been furiously debated ever since cage or battery production systems were established. This video shows the amount of space available for hens in a battery, barn or free-range production system.

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - Egg farming and production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/17300/housing-hens (accessed 25 November 2020)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008