Footage of a NZ colony cage system

SAFE Date of publication: 01/05/2012


Undercover footage of the new colony cage system. These cages are replacing the standard battery hen cage which will become illegal in New Zealand from 2022. Theses ‘enriched’ cages have perches, scratch pads and nesting areas but with over 60 birds per cage the crowding and cramped conditions greatly compromise the bird’s welfare and may, in fact, cause even more suffering than the standard battery cage they are replacing.