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Ethologische Untersuchungen zum Mauserumtrieb im Biolandbau

Zeltner, Esther and Hirt, Helen (2005) Ethologische Untersuchungen zum Mauserumtrieb im Biolandbau. [Ethological investigation on moulting laying hens in organic farming.] In: Heß, J and Rahmann, G (Eds.) Ende der Nische, Beiträge zur 8. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, kassel university press GmbH, Kassel.

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A longer life for laying hens is desired from an ethical point of view. Not only because the hens can be used for a longer period but also less male chicks would have to be killed at the age of one day. In large flocks of laying hens moulting has to be induced to prevent social instability in the flock. In this study, a method was investigated, to moult laying hens without too much stress for the hens. The chosen method with daily access to a bad weather hen run had no detectable negative effect on the behaviour of the hens. The moulting succeeded in improving egg quality and plumage condition.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Geflügel, Haltung, Mauser, Biogeflügelhaltung poultry, husbandry, moulting
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/forschung/tierhaltung/biogefluegelhaltung/index.php
Deposited By: Zeltner, Esther
ID Code:3620
Deposited On:05 Mar 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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