Research

For You

We’ve collected the top eleven research papers related to the hen welfare, hen preference and egg safety benefits of using nest pads consisting of a manipulable substrate (like AstroTurf®).  Please explore the links on the right and check out these informative documents.

Our Reasoning

  • Hens prefer AstroTurf® to other nesting options
  • AstroTurf® keeps eggs cleaner
  • AstroTurf® meets or helps meet all current cage-free specifications

Cage-free compliant + happy hens + better yields + cleaner eggs =
Happy producers + happy retailers + happy consumers

Our reasoning is based on 40 years of scientific evidence—and we have collected this independent research for interested parties to investigate, along with our sponsored research which is noted.