Cage-free sounds good, but what does it really mean for chickens?

A groundbreaking ballot measure was recently passed by Massachusetts voters and will mandate that all pork, veal, and eggs farmed and sold in Massachusetts come from pigs, calves, and laying hens not confined to ultra-tight quarters.

While voters in other states have banned certain farming practices through referenda, no ballot measure has ever outlawed the […]

Backyard chickens — less healthy than you think?

A new study is showing that the seemingly healthy and happy chickens you see strutting around your neighbor’s backyard may not be living as well as we think — or at least compared to chickens on a commercial chicken farm. This conclusion was drawn after researchers found that ectoparasites, which are parasites such as fleas, […]