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Are there different types of poultry housing?

In Canada, egg producers use a variety of housing systems for their hens. Each housing system offers a clean environment, fresh food and water, and protection from predators. Moreover, given Canada’s variable climate, most hens are housed in temperature-controlled poultry houses, which allows producers to keep the barn at a consistent temperature and protect the hens from inclement weather.

In conventional systems, hens are housed in small groups and have easy access to feed and water. Enhanced systems are equipped with perches and a curtained-off area where the hens lay their eggs. In free-range systems, the hens move freely across the floor. Some poultry houses are also equipped with multi-storey aviaries. Lastly, free-range housing systems also allow hens to go outdoors.

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