Around 50 per cent of egg laying hens in the UK are still kept in battery cages.
This is a major concern as cages - mainly made of wire mesh - don’t allow hens enough space or the ability to scratch freely and perch comfortably.
Restricting hens' behaviour can lead to frustration and suffering.
What makes RSPCA Assured different?
The RSPCA welfare standards for hens - which must be met for eggs to be labelled RSPCA Assured - don’t allow cages.
Hens are either kept in barns with plenty of space, perches and nest boxes or in free range systems where hens also have access to an outside range.