Have you ever tried to imagine how largest egg laying hen farms in Europe operate? Farmers hide animals from the public eye. But this summer activists from Lithuania exposed what is happening inside the country’s two largest poultry farms. The images you are about to witness might be shocking. But this is the reality that chickens, kept in cages, face every day. Also this is where over 90 percent of all the eggs in Eastern Europe come from. In a typical cage, one chicken occupies an area of A4 size paper sheet. They can’t even fully spread their wings. Chickens spend their whole life surrounded by noise, dirt and stench. These animals can’t see the sunlight, feel the ground underneath their feet, or breathe fresh air. Because of the stress, caused by poor living conditions, chickens maim each other. This problem can be solved by providing them with better living conditions. However, some farmers choose a less expensive solution and cripple birds by cutting of a piece of their sensitive beak. Some chickens die because of the unbearable conditions. Others continue hatching eggs, surrounded by corpses. Inherently, chickens live around 10 years. But, poor living conditions and fast paced hatching emaciate them. By the age of only 1,5 years, chickens become insufficiently productive and are sent to slaughter. Due to dirty farm conditions, birds are attacked by diseases and parasites. Red tick, which feeds on chickens’ blood, is a big problem. In nature animals get rid of parasites by washing their feathers with sand. Yet, in farms chickens constantly suffer from them. Chickens are smart and friendly animals. They like to explore the environment, dig the soil, socialize with other chickens and people and can be trained to answer to their name. Chickens do not deserve to be tortured in cages and we can help them. In Europe eggs of caged chickens are marked by number 3. By buying them we are unconsciously supporting animal exploitation by the industry. Our choices can change chickens’ fate. By not buying eggs of caged chickens we can save them from cruelty.