Leading Research: tagged spent hens
At the end of lay, spent layers have historically been caught, crated and transported to various poultry processing plants where they are processed for use in a variety of human food products.
The effects of time off feed and water on the welfare of spent laying hens - Phase 2: Behavioural indicators
Welfare implications of different times off feed and water among spent hens known with improvements in industry policies resulting.
Composting is a viable alternative method for disposing of daily mortalities, spent hens, egg and other waste produced on Australian egg farms.