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February 2006
About Actual Size


The following presentation was inspired by a pamphlet on broiler chickens by Compassion in World Farming.

About cage size: United Egg Producers, the industry trade group representing more than 85 percent of U.S. egg producers, allows 61 square inches of cage space per White Leghorn layer hen.

About our model:
Battery hens are kept underweight and usually lose most of their feathers. Omega, a White Leghorn layer hen rescued from the Ohio Buckeye Egg Farm in 2000, is pictured here in good health with full plumage. She currently resides at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Designed by Monkeys with Crayons ( Photo of Omega by Jenny Brown.



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