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A layer farm in Greece has been infected by H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). About 28,000 susceptible chickens are destroyed
For hens, the start of the lay period is key, as a relatively high number of problems can occur that might have a negative impact on their subsequent laying
Japanese scientists have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases, including cancer and multiple sclerosis
Laying hens spend less time foraging and were slower to begin to forage in ammoniated environments compared to being out in the fresh air.
Poultry farmers who feel alone in their battle against red mite populations in their poultry houses might have one small consolation: nearly every poultry
The cost of red mite to poultry producers in Europe is estimated at €360 million each year, with the pest increasing bird stress, decreasing weight gain
Technology is one way in which welfare goals will be met while the efficiency of poultry is maintained. Poultry World reports from the world’s biggest
In addition, selection for this immune characteristic has minimal negative consequences on production, but surprisingly might have an effect on eggshell colour.
An important factor in the case of free-range eggs is the potential access to an outdoor area for laying hens, even though access to an outdoor area may
Dr Lay also mentions that the environmental complexity can create opportunities for the hens to express behaviours that may be detrimental to their welfare