Background update:Oct 12, 2010

From cages to alternative systems requires different skills

As a result of the EU-directive for housing laying hens many poultry farmers are looking for alternatives. Most of these have a negative impact on production costs, but all demand a change in management. Farmers must learn new management skills.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 19 number 6. To view the article online simply click on the link below.


Keywords: Housing, cages, welfare, layers, aviary



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