At Pleasant Valley Farms in Farmington, Richard Jenkins family has raised egg-laying chickens since 1962. “This is an aviary barn. The birds are allowed to fly around, land and perch,” said Jenkins. And since 2009, his 400,000 hens have been cage-free.
“We felt it was going to go cage-free. We felt we could supply them economically to our grocery store. And, we didn’t have the desire to go into a bigger cage and retro-fit again,” added Jenkins. Read more