Do they stay in cages?

Chickens have never been reared in cages, with a few exceptions in Eastern Europe.
Cages were only used for laying hens. Today, they are being phased out (end of cage) all over the world. In Europe, the replacement process will be completed in 2026. It is being phased out gradually because the costs are all borne by the farmers, who at the same time have the priority task of ensuring continuity of supply. In some countries, such as Australia, the industry warns that the use of cages is healthier, has reduced mortality and increased productivity, ensuring cheap egg production. Updates are expected on this issue.