There are four methods of farming eggs commercially in New Zealand. Listed in alphabetical order these farming methods are: Barn, Cage, Colony and Free-Range.
The table below is a summary of these four farming methods. Click the “more info” buttons for videos and further details about each method.
|Barn Eggs||Cage Eggs||Colony Eggs||Free-Range Eggs|
|Continuous Food & Water||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Inside Area per hen||1428cm2||550cm2||750cm2||1111cm2|
|Outside Area per hen||✘||✘||✘||4m2|
|Perches, Nestboxes & Scratching areas||✔||✘||✔||✔|
|Consistent Quality Egg||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|More Info||More Info||More Info||More Info|
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