Small and Medium Scale Egg Production with Permanent Housing—Minimal-Excellent Adequate Outdoor Access
Laying hens are granted as much outdoor space as indoor space, on vegetated runs. This farmer in Illinois ships to Farmers Hen House. Photo by The Cornucopia Institute.
While the outdoor run on this Wisconsin farm is not rotated, it provides ample outdoor space for laying hens to exercise, forage and exhibit other natural behaviors. This farmer is a member of the Organic Valley cooperative. Photo by The Cornucopia Institute.
6000 birds in a cage-free henhouse in Pennsylvania, supplying Organic Valley. The hens also have an outdoor run with as much space outside as inside. Photo by The Cornucopia Institute.
An outdoor run on a farm in Pennsylvania. The farmer is a member of the Organic Valley cooperative. Organic Valley requires at least 5 ft² per laying hen outdoors.
While living in fixed houses instead of movable coops, these laying hens on Schultz Organic Farm in Minnesota have ample opportunity to go outside and ample space outside. Photo by The Cornucopia Institute.