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How should a hen run be structured so that it is used evenly by laying hens ?

Zeltner, Esther and Hirt, Helen (2004) How should a hen run be structured so that it is used evenly by laying hens ? Speech at: Proceedings of the 38th International Congress of the ISAE, Helsinki, 03.-07.08.2004.

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The aim of this study was to obtain an even use of the hen run with structures as an uneven use leads to a nutrient and heavy metal overload on the frequently used areas. In particular, we looked at the preference of hens for a certain kind and amount of structuring elements.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Keywords:poultry, hen run, structuring elements, Biogeflügelhaltung, Grünauslauf, Strukturierung
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/english/research/animal-husbandry/poultry.php
Deposited By: Zeltner, Esther
ID Code:6461
Deposited On:10 Feb 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:German - Deutsch
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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