Industrial Egg Production
Problems during the process
High number of animals stocked together and insufficient ventilation can cause respiratory diseases.
Risk of epidemics and pandemics, such as bird flu.
Violent beak trimming and male chick disposal.
Impossibility of natural behavior, as it is not possible to scratch, fly, dust bathe or make a nest.
Behavioral disorders, like pecking at the cages, due to frustrating environments.
How are they raised
Around 95% of laying hens are kept in battery cages.
The stages of chicken breeding: hatching, raising, laying eggs and processing eggs.
There are farms that carry out all stages at the same place, while in others it is spread over different locations.
IN 2019 THE CONSUMPTION OF EGGS IN BRAZIL REACHED THE MARK OF 230 EGGS PER PERSON
The duration of the stages
Alternative systems of egg production
Various food companies that use products of animal origin, such as eggs and pork, have made public commitments to adopt animal welfare measures in their production chain. See what these commitments are.