What's New ? - 2020

What's New ? - 2020

Colorado eggs to be cage free by 2025

3 July, 2020

A new bill being signed into law will require all Colorado eggs to be cage-free by 2025. Colorado’s cage ban will free 5.5 million hens from a lifetime of confinement in cages. Colorado joins Washington, Oregon, Michigan and California as the fifth state in the United States to ban cages.
Egg producers estimate it will cost them about $30 per bird, totaling about $165 million for the industry in Colorado.
Effective January 1, 2025, hens in cage-free housing systems must have at least one square foot (0.0929 square meter) of usable floor space per hen if the hens have unfettered access to vertical space, or one and one-half square feet of usable floor space per egg-laying hen in a cage-free housing system that does not provide egg-laying hens with unfettered access to vertical space, such as a single-level all-litter system.