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Free-range laying hens: providing species-appropriate and sustainable husbandry

{Tool} Free-range laying hens: providing species-appropriate and sustainable husbandry. [Freilandhaltung von Legehennen: So wird sie tiergerecht und nachhaltig.] Creator(s): Deerberg, Friedhelm; Maurer, Veronika and Zeltner, Esther. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Bioland Beratung, KÖN - Kompetenzzentrum Ökolandbau Niedersachsen, Bio Austria. (2010)

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Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1357-legehennen.html

Summary

The leaflet provides the most important information on the design, use and care of outdoor runs for laying hens. It includes information on suitable design measures, tips on the care of the pasture and information on flock management in the pasture. It also explains what to do against predators, how diseases and parasites are controlled and what additional costs arise from keeping the hens outdoors. Minimum requirements of organic associations Bioland, Bio Austria, EG-Oeko-Verordnung, and Bio Suisse are provided for laying hens and pullets. This leaflet was made for organic farmers and advisors in the German-speaking countries of Europe.

Summary translation

Das Merkblatt liefert die wichtigsten Angaben zur Gestaltung, Nutzung und Pflege des Legehennenauslaufs. Enthalten sind Angaben zu geeigneten baulichen Maßnahmen, Tipps zur Pflege des Grünauslaufs und Hinweise zum Herdenmanagement im Grünauslauf. Ausserdem wird erklärt, was gegen Beutegreifer zu tun ist, wie Krankheiten und Parasiten in Schach gehalten werden und welche Mehrkosten durch die Freilandhaltung entstehen.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Discover how to raise free-range laying hens organically.
What problem does the tool address?:Free-range laying hens can be demanding in many ways – including threats imposed by extreme weather, predators and parasites. Safety and well-being of the flock must be ensured through proper husbandry strategies.
What solution does the tool offer?:advantages when external risks are managed properly. Management strategies which balance the needs of the animals, environment, consumers and farmers are discussed.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, poultry, laying hens, feeding, animal nutrition, forage, grazing lands, foraging, animal health, animal welfare, animal housing, animal husbandry equipment
Agrovoc keywords:
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Englishlayer chickenshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12109
Englishfeedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
Englishanimal nutritionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27925
Englishforagehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36108
Englishgrazing landshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3369
Englishanimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
Englishanimal welfarehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Englishanimal housinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_432
Englishanimal husbandry equipmenthttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25746
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Farming Systems > Buildings and machinery
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed > Selected tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38232, https://www.fibl.org, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1357-legehennen.html, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/752176798964793, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1300318811711827968
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38232
Deposited On:04 Aug 2020 11:52
Last Modified:27 Nov 2020 17:11
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published

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