Forced Molting

Poll Shows Most Americans Not Likely to Support Forced Molting, Crowded Caging of Hens

A poll conducted for Farm Sanctuary by Zogby America showed that 75.4 percent of respondents found it unacceptable to starve hens for over a week to force the hens to molt. The poll, conducted by phone, surveyed 1,204 adults across the country between September 15th and September 18th. In addition, 86.2 percent of respondents said it is unacceptable to confine hens in wire cages so small and crowded they can't even stretch their wings. 80 percent of people polled said they would be willing to pay more for eggs from hens treated more humanely (less inhumanely).