Free Range vs Cage chickens
There are reasons why free-range eggs are mostly introduced to the local business than caged hens. Research shows that free-range eggs have more nutrients than that lay eggs in their cages. Thus, having chickens lay their eggs in their cages are the number one source of salmonella in the States.
Industrialized business mostly uses caged as a source of easy access to lay eggs on a farm. Which is not healthy for the chickens. Sarah Shields, an animal welfare scientist scientifically proven that “barren, restrictive environment is not good for animal welfare”. That’s why there are certain countries in the states banned from using the caged hens because it can cause salmonella.
Free-range eggs have more benefits. It includes:
- Twice as much omega-3 fatty acids.
- Three times more vitamin E.
- Seven times more pro-vitamin A beta-carotene.
- A quarter less saturated fat.
- A third less cholesterol.