The fox won’t be able to guard the henhouse anymore in Michigan.
Michigan would become the fifth state to require that egg-laying hens be cage-free under legislation approved by the state House.
The main bill is part of a broader update of the state’s animal industry law.
The bill would require each egg-laying hen to be housed in a cage-free system by 2025.
About 8.5 million, or 56%, of hens currently live cage-free in Michigan. The state ranks sixth nationally in egg production.