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Optimising the use of hen runs by structures

Zeltner, Esther and Hirt, Helen (2005) Optimising the use of hen runs by structures. Poster at: European workshop for scientists, farmers, environmental specialists, policymakers and consumer organisations, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 18-20 April 2005. [Unpublished]

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Summary

One of the main problems in free range husbandry of laying hens is the uneven use of the hen run. This leads to an overuse of pasture near the hen house. In a series of behavioural experiments we tried to determine management and structuring factors which may result in more hens in the run and a more even distribution of the animals.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords: laying hens, hen run, structures, management , Biogeflügelhaltung, Grünauslauf
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:6464
Deposited On:10 Feb 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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