New Zealand
Barn-Laid Eggs

Hens producing barn-laid eggs are housed in a barn environment which provides shelter and shade from heat or cold, as well as pests and predators.

Barn housing and equipment is designed to allow birds to express natural behaviours such as perching, scratching and nesting.

All barn egg farms must comply with Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2018, which is administered by MPI in New Zealand, and was developed by the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC).

 

More information

Download the barn-laid egg information sheet.

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Barn-Laid Eggs Checklist

Ability to roam inside a barn environment

Access to food and water each day

Access to perching, nesting and scratching areas

Eight hours of darkness every 24 hours

Farmed in compliance with the Animal Welfare (Layer Hens) Code of Welfare 2018

Egg stamping code: BN