Scarlett was crammed into a “cage-free” shed where she was given little more than one square foot of space. Extreme confinement is standard practice in cage-free farms.
With tens of thousands crowding her, Scarlett lost her feathers and nearly went blind from being pecked and trampled on. Studies show that rates of defeathering and physical trauma are often much worse in cage-free farms.
Dazed and starving, Scarlett was on the brink of being crushed to death, like millions of other birds in cage-free sheds (where mortality rates are up to 6 times higher). Then DxE’s Open Rescue team arrived.