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Feeding strategies for laying hens in free-range systems with pasture

{Tool} Feeding strategies for laying hens in free-range systems with pasture. [Fütterungsstrategien für Legehennen in Haltungssystemen mit Grünbewuchs im Auslauf.] Creator(s): Roth, Franz Xaver. Issuing Organisation(s): TUM - Technische Universität München. (2005)

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Summary

This final report provides information for organic and non-organic farmers who keep their animals in free-range systems. Two feeding strategies were investigated for organic feeding. In the first part of the experiment, two groups with pasture runs were compared. One group was fed with a complete feed, while the other group was fed with a combined feed, where the animals were free to choose daily between wheat (60 g/bird) and ad libitum supplementary feed. In the second part of the experiment, both groups were switched to combined feeding and one group was kept in the outdoor run to evaluate the influence of pasture on laying performance.
This tool is relevant for organic egg producers and can be applied everywhere.


Summary translation

Dieser Abschlussbericht liefert Informationen für Bio- und Konventionelle Landwirte, die ihre Tiere in Freilandhaltung halten. Für die ökologische Fütterung wurden zwei Fütterungsstrategien untersucht. Im ersten Teil des Experiments wurden zwei Gruppen mit Grünauslauf verglichen. Eine Gruppe wurde mit einem Alleinfuttermittel gefüttert, während die andere Gruppe mit einer Kombinierten Fütterung (Wahlfütterung) gefüttert wurde, bei dem die Tiere täglich frei zwischen Weizen (60 g/Vogel) und ad libitum Ergänzungsfuttermitteln wählen konnten. Im zweiten Teil des Versuchs wurden beide Gruppen auf die kombinierte Fütterung umgestellt und einer Gruppe wurde der Grünlauf blockiert, um den Einfluss des Auslaufs zu bewerten.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Increase laying performance in free-range systems with combined feeding
What problem does the tool address?:Which feeding system best meet hens' nutritional needs and what laying performance can be expected? How do pasture areas contribute and what are their effect on the optimal feed composition?
What solution does the tool offer?:Combining pasture into the hens’ feeding strategy increased the laying performance compared to those who had no pasture access.
Country:Germany
Type of Practice Tool:Books & reports
Keywords:animal husbandry, feeding, laying hens, layer chickens
Agrovoc keywords:
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Value
URI
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
feeding
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
English
layer chickens
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_12109
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
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
Germany > University of Munich - TUM
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38591, https://orgprints.org/8908/, https://orgprints.org/2371/, https://www.tum.de/, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=833640697485069&id=313194372863040, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1338760525254160384
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38591
Deposited On:12 Nov 2020 13:28
Last Modified:24 Mar 2021 15:55
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published

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