Egg farmers work hard to care for their hens and care for the environment. Over the last 50 years, advancements in egg farming have led to healthier hens and a reduced environment footprint. Hens are living longer due to improved nutrition, disease control, and housing while producing 27% more eggs than in 1960!
Farmers continue to implement best practices to better control diseases, improve hen housing, and maintain proper manure management. Hens consume 26% less daily feed due to increased feed efficiency and 32% less water. At the same time egg farms are using fewer resources and producing less waste with a 71% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 1960.
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