factory farming

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factory farming

[′fak·trē ‚fär·miŋ]
(agriculture)
Raising livestock indoors under conditions of extremely restricted mobility.
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Since The Battery Hen Welfare Trust was set up in 2003, coordinators from across the country have rescued 38,852 hens.
Her experience of caring for her friend's chickens led her to the Battery Hen Welfare Trust website, which also provides help and advice for novice poultry keepers.
For more information on adopting or sponsoring former battery hens, contact the Battery Hen Welfare Trust at www.
The battery hen trade will not be affected in anything like the same way the free-range farmers will be.
Plans to ban battery hen farming could cost British shoppers up to pounds 500 million in grocery bills, British egg producers have warned.
The cockerel quickly hit it off with a former battery hen by the name of Bonnet, who had arrived at the farm's Millennium Towers shed last summer.
The claims are in a report by Compassion in World Farming, released as the European Parliament readies itself for a vote on the future of battery hen farms.
Chickens stop laying eggs at the required frequency for battery hen farmers after their first birthday.
Last year, Battery Hen Welfare re-homed 29,272 chickens, and this year it has already reached 42,000, with 2,000 birds going out every weekend.
Other UK councils have already stopped buying battery hen products, and the Labour group believes the Liberal Democrat-run council could easily change to support a more animal friendly policy.

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