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Parasite control can reduce hen mortality Parasite control can reduce hen mortality

A recent PhD study has investigated animal welfare in organic egg production and found an association between hen mortality and the level of parasite infection

03/11/2017

Progress on OIE Global Hen Housing Standards Progress on OIE Global Hen Housing Standards

Progress on the OIE’s Global Hen Housing outcome-based standards is taking place but may not come into force until 2019/2020.

27/09/2018

Hen dietary considerations for improving egg quality Hen dietary considerations for improving egg quality

The amount of saleable egg produced per hen becomes even more important as cycle lengths increase along with a move toward cage free.

20/08/2018

Impact on hen bone integrity in cage-free environments Impact on hen bone integrity in cage-free environments

Dr Lay also mentions that the environmental complexity can create opportunities for the hens to express behaviours that may be detrimental to their welfare

02/11/2017

Raising hens with intact beaks to produce cage-free eggs Raising hens with intact beaks to produce cage-free eggs

A Dutch egg producer with 25 years of cage-free experience has successfully transitioned to cage-free egg production from hens with intact beaks.

13/07/2018

Laying hen strains use resources in aviary systems differently Laying hen strains use resources in aviary systems differently

Different strains of commercial laying hens use given resources within an aviary system differently, which can influence bird health and bird behavior.

25/08/2018

Old bird diseases occur more among free-range hens Old bird diseases occur more among free-range hens

Over the last two decades old bird 
diseases, such as Coryza, Blackhead and Pasteurelle multocida increasingly reared their ugly heads among 
free-range hens

03/11/2017

Laying hens stick to their own routine Laying hens stick to their own routine

Egg laying chickens have their own routine and daily schedule that they rigidly stick to, differentiating them from others in the flock.

18/11/2017

Advances in feeding programs for laying hens Advances in feeding programs for laying hens

Progressive advances in nutrition and computer technology have developed feeding programs over the last 60 years

28/05/2018

8 considerations for cage-free laying hen nutrition 8 considerations for cage-free laying hen nutrition

Egg producers must account for more than just housing when changing production practices

04/07/2018

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