Learn more about hens

Nutrigroupe sources from local producers who respect the highest quality standards, such as the Animal Care Program for animal welfare and egg quality assurance.

To learn more about these programs, visit the Egg Farmers of Canada website.

Housing types

To meet consumer demand, a variety of eggs are available depending on hen housing, feed, egg nutritional properties, colour, size, etc.

In Canada and at Nutrigroupe, we distinguish between four main types of housing systems for laying hens.

Conventional housing

Chickens are housed together in small groups with free access to food and water.

Enriched housing

Hens are raised in groups, with a nesting area, perches, and scratch mats.

Free-run system

Eggs laid by hens living in a free-run system, similar to that of free-range hens, with outdoor access when weather permits.

Free-range system

Hens move freely around the henhouse, benefiting from a nesting area and free access to food and water.

The health and welfare of our hens is an essential priority for our producers.

For all types of housing, our Canadian producers and farmer-owners ensure the welfare of laying hens by complying with a national animal care program rooted in a rigorous national code of practice: the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farm Animals.

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Star Egg
Counstryside Farms
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