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Plants and planting designs for organic poultry ranges

{Tool} Plants and planting designs for organic poultry ranges. [Beplantning i økologiske hønsegårde.] Creator(s): Thejsen, Jens. Issuing Organisation(s): Økologisk Landsforening (Danish Organic National Association). OK-Net EcoFeed-selected tool. (2015)

[img] PDF - English (Plants and planting designs for organic poultry ranges)
[img] PDF - Danish/Dansk (Beplantning i økologiske hønsegårde)
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Online at: https://okologi.dk/media/235767/beplantning-honsegarde-1013-web.pdf


The booklet focuses on designing free-range areas for laying hens in order to:
- increase the farmer's satisfaction in his/her work;
- improve the welfare of laying hens;
- promote a positive image of animal husbandry in organic farming.
- meet societal expectations regarding organic farming.
The booklet includes different planting methods, instructions on designing pathways, on selecting plants, windbreaks, etc. It further describes how to improve the animals' use of free-range areas as well as promote biodiversity on the farm.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Managing free-range areas for hens: improving welfare and biodiversity on farm
What problem does the tool address?:There are some laying hen farms that look almost like a desert, containing very little biodiversity.
What solution does the tool offer?:The booklet suggests different methods and tools to improve the use of free-range areas on organic layer farms.
Type of Practice Tool:Books & reports
Theme:Soil quality and fertility
Keywords:animal husbandry, forage, layer chickens, layers, laying hens
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishlayer chickenshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12109
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed > Selected tools
Denmark > Other organizations
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/36476, https://okologi.dk/, https://okologi.dk/media/235767/beplantning-honsegarde-1013-web.pdf, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/photos/a.341364110046066/501731144009361, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1178991455857184768
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:36476
Deposited On:25 Sep 2019 15:30
Last Modified:22 Jul 2020 11:57
Document Language:English, Danish/Dansk

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