The life of a laying hen is short and full of work: after ten to twelve months of intensive egg laying for their producer, they enter what is known as moulting. The moult is a hormonally induced rest during which the laying apparatus of the animals regenerates and the plumage is renewed. The moult lasts two to three months, at least three weeks during which there is a laying break. The hens therefore no longer make the desired profit during this period and are therefore gassed (or killed differently) after this first laying period and replaced by young hens. Tens of thousands of laying hens are killed in Switzerland every year after a few months of their lives.
One of the many facts that is hardly known about the spanned farm animals. However, there are also ways to consume eggs with a clear conscience:
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