Does Cage Free mean a better life for chickens?
Also to know is, are cage free chickens really cage Free?
A cage-free label indicates that chickens have lived entirely free of cages. Battery hens can never spread their wings fully, a luxury that “cage-free” hens can enjoy.
Also, what is the difference between free range and cage free chicken? The main difference between cage-free and free-range eggs is that the latter come from hens that, in addition to the extra space that cage-free birds have, can also access some form of outside area. However, there are no uniform standards regarding how long they are outside for or what the outside space is like.
Besides, why chickens should not be kept in cages?
Indeed, a cage hen cannot even walk anywhere. These conditions cause both mental and physical distress for the birds. Feather loss, foot problems and brittle bones are common, while the stocking densities mean that aggression and pecking other individuals is typical, and can even lead to cannibalism.
Do free range chickens live longer?
Free range chickens or rather chickens kept as pets will live up to 7/8 years. Provided they don't get sick, caught by a predator or turned into chicken soup.