Free Range might have to be re-named Barn Produced

Due to the threat of Bird Flu so many hens are having to be kept indoors that their eggs might have to lose their prized status as Free Range and be down-graded to Barn Produced. In December the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) ordered that all free range hens – providing eggs or meat – be housed to protect against the threat of the H5N8 influenza virus. As new cases of Birrd Flu have been found in birds in Lincolnshire, Wales, Yorkshire and Lancashire, the order has been extended. If it continues into February then Free Range birds will lose that classification because they won’t have been out stretching their legs enough.

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One thought on “Free Range might have to be re-named Barn Produced

  1. I like free range eggs, it’s more ethical to produce free range eggs than other types of eggs, hopefully the scientists will stop the bird flu from spreading outside and eggs will be able to become free range again.

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