In the Netherlands and the US special breeding lines and low nutrient density
rations are being used to establish egg production systems with less feather
pecking amongst birds. In Britain a leading broiler producer is also cutting
mortality in its birds - but this time by giving them footballs and straw bales
to play with.
This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 21 number 6. To
view the article online simply click on the link below.
Keywords: housing, welfare, mortality, breeding,
diet, rations, egg production, pecking, broiler, layers,
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