Almost 99% of eggs sold in the Philippine market came from layers that are confined in battery cages. But as consumers become more aware of the living conditions of these birds in battery cages on large poultry farms, there is a growing demand for meat and eggs from chickens that are treated humanely.
There are several terms used by chicken growers on calling their flock and sometimes some of these terms are used to mislead the consumers. When you shop for eggs in supermarkets like SM, Puregold, Robinsons, etc, you will be presented with different labels. There are “fresh farm organic eggs”, “cage-free”, free-range”, “premium fresh eggs”, and other terms. These terms are mainly used for marketing purposes. We all know that there are no fresh chicken eggs inside the supermarket. Whether ...