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Promoting range use in broiler chickens (FreeBirds Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Promoting range use in broiler chickens (FreeBirds Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Gunnarsson, Stefan; Ferrante, Valentina; Brinch Riber, Anja; Marchewka, Joanna; Tuyttens, Frank; Ipek, Aydın; Sözcü, Arda; Bestman, Monique; Rodenburg, Bas and van Niekerk, Thea. Issuing Organisation(s): Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). CORE Organic Practice Abstracts. (2021)

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Summary

This FreeBirds Practice Abstract gives practical recommendations for designing the free-range area of an organic chicken farm to stimulate the chickens to go outside more often. Providing a covered veranda and more varied structures in the range will encourage chickens to go out and may also help to prevent welfare problems.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Consumers expect organic broilers to stay outdoors. At the same time, range use may improve chicken welfare. However, in some farms a low number of chickens uses the range daily.
What solution does the tool offer?:Providing a range area with varied vegetation and artificial shelters encourages range use. The house should have a covered veranda, as smooth transition to outdoors, to encourage chickens to use the range.
Country:Sweden
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Theme:Pest and disease control
Keywords:Chicken health, chicken welfare, consumer expectations, free range, organic, broilers
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
animal agriculture -> animal production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
English
animal production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
English
animal behaviour
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8811
English
consumer preferences -> consumer behaviour
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1821
English
chickens
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1540
English
broiler chickens
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9435
English
organic agriculture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
English
organic farming -> organic agriculture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
English
animal health
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
English
animal welfare
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
English
free range husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3087
English
ecological agriculture -> alternative agriculture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_28792
English
ecological production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_61ba93f1
English
animal husbandry equipment
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25746
English
animal husbandry methods
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_433
English
animal housing
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_432
English
farm buildings
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_10743
English
disease control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2327
English
disease prevention
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_10394
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems
Farming Systems
Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Farming Systems > Buildings and machinery
Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation:Belgium > Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) - (Merelbeke)
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University
European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > FreeBirds
Turkey > Uludag University
Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
European Union > CORE Organic Cofund
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM
Italy > Univ. Milano
Poland
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) > Department of Animal Environment and Health
Netherlands > Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
Netherlands > Other organizations
Related Links:https://www.slu.freebirds.se/
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Gernert, Maria
ID Code:40213
Deposited On:16 Jul 2021 10:11
Last Modified:16 Jul 2021 10:11
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished

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