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Promoting health and welfare in organic laying hens. Recommendations to ensure hen health and welfare in organic husbandry

Bestman, Monique; Verwer, C; Brenninkmeyer, Christine; Knierim, Ute; Soerensen, J.T.; Hinrichsen, L.; Willett, A. V.; Niebuhr, K.; Smajlhodzic, F.; Errari, P.; Ferrante, V.; Gunnarsson, S.; Tuyttens, Frank and Heerkens, Jasper (2015) Promoting health and welfare in organic laying hens. Recommendations to ensure hen health and welfare in organic husbandry. Healthy Hens.

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In the HealthyHens project we investigated laying hen health and welfare in organic poultry systems in eight European countries. This leaflet presents our findings and recommendations. Most of our recommendations are also relevant for conventional poultry systems.


EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:laying hen welfare, organic laying hens, feather pecking, beak trimming
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: Denmark > AU - Aarhus University
Austria > Univ. VMU Wien
Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
UK > ADAS
Germany > University of Kassel
Deposited By: Broekhuizen, Dr Roelinka
ID Code:30398
Deposited On:04 Aug 2016 09:40
Last Modified:04 Aug 2016 09:40
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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