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Inducing moulting in organic hens

{Tool} Inducing moulting in organic hens. [Mauser auslösen bei Biohennen.] Creator(s): Zeltner, Esther. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. FiBL-Merkblatt. (2020)

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Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1434-mauser.html

Summary

This leaflet explains the natural process of moulting and why laying hens should go through moulting, discussing economic advantages and improved animal ethics. The process of artificially inducing moulting is explained in detail, by day. It addresses some common questions or problems one could encounter and how to overcome them. This leaflet targets organic chicken farmers and farm advisors in the German-speaking countries.

Summary translation

Das Merkblatt erläutert, wie die Mauser bei Legehennen künstlich ausgelöst werden kann, um deren Lebensleistung zu verlängern.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:How to induce artificial moulting in layer-hens.
What problem does the tool address?:Laying hens are usually only used for one year, so pullets must be purchased annually. This is expensive on the one hand and ethically questionable on the other hand, because many chicks (most males) are killed - the alternative is moulting.
What solution does the tool offer?:The leaflet explains how moulting can be artificially induced in laying hens and directed in an orderly manner to prolongs the laying life of the hens by 6-8 months.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, poultry, layer chickens, animal welfare, animal health
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishanimal productionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
Englishpoultryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6145
Englishlayer chickenshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12109
Englishanimal welfarehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Englishanimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
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
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38233, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1434-mauser.html, https://www.fibl.org/
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38233
Deposited On:05 Aug 2020 07:32
Last Modified:27 Nov 2020 14:10
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published

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