Take Heart!
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

“Colony Cages” for chickens in the European Union

The European Union’s ban on battery-cages to raise egg-laying hens went into effect in January of this year. New Zealand seems to be the next country in Europe that might transition battery-cages into colony cages.

However, animal advocates and consumers are asking how much better these colony cages are than battery-cages. After reviewing an undercover video the answer seems to be “Not much.”