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Designing and optimising outdoor areas in organic poultry farming

{Tool} Designing and optimising outdoor areas in organic poultry farming. [Aménagement et valorisation des parcours en volaille bio.] Creator(s): Kéraval, Gérard. Issuing Organisation(s): ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food. (2018)

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Image (JPEG) - French/Francais
[thumbnail of Youtube video] Video (MPEG) - French/Francais (Youtube video)

Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye_0mkddeTo


Designing an outdoor area for poultry is essential to maximing use of space and improving animal welfare. Featuring trees in the outdoor area provides shade and protection for broilers, allowing them to explore, forage, and find more nutrients via the plants, grubs and insects present. The composition of the grazing area is also important to keep the soil covered. This space must be properly managed to stay attractive and effective. This tool provides tips and covers the basics for farmers and advisors who want to re-design their outdoor grazing area for poultry.

Summary translation

Amenager le parcours est essentiel pour en maximiser l’utilisation et améliorer le bien-être des volailles. La présence d’arbres fournit de l’ombre et protège les poulets des intempéries et des attaques aériennes de rapaces. Ainsi les poulets peuvent davantage explorer le parcours, paturer et trouver des nutriments via les plantes, les vers et autres insectes qu’ils y toruvent. La composition de l’espace paturé est très importante afin de maintenir le sol couvert. Cette espace doit être géré de manière à rester attractif et efficace. Cet outil fournit des conseils et astuces pour les éleveurs et les conseilleurs qui souhaitent travailler sur l’aménagement des parcours pour les volailles.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Learn to design an outdoor area for broiler chickens.
What problem does the tool address?:Designing appropriate outdoor areas for broilers is a challenge.
What solution does the tool offer?:This video describes relevant aspects of design and conception for creating a versatile outdoor area for broiler production. Advise and experiences about tree plantation and seeding of outdoor area are provided.
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:animal health, animal welfare, animal husbandry, broiler chickens, poultry, outdoor area
Agrovoc keywords:
animal health
animal welfare
animal husbandry
broiler chickens
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
France > ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture Biologique
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38624, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye_0mkddeTo, https://wiki.itab-lab.fr/alimentation/?SecAlibio, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=824030798446059&id=313194372863040, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1333679820950134789
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38624
Deposited On:19 Nov 2020 12:49
Last Modified:16 Feb 2022 12:31
Document Language:French/Francais

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