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Should US, EU growers ignore cage housing for broilers? Should US, EU growers ignore cage housing for broilers?

With many laying hens coming out of cages, most poultry producers in the U.S. and EU won’t even consider raising broiler in cages, but should they?

23/01/2017

Pre-peak feed recommendations for laying hens Pre-peak feed recommendations for laying hens

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

31/03/2017

Laying hen behaviour: Artificial vs natural ammonia Laying hen behaviour: Artificial vs natural ammonia

Laying hens spend less time foraging and were slower to begin to forage in ammoniated environments compared to being out in the fresh air.

31/10/2017

Impact of space on the welfare of free-range layers Impact of space on the welfare of free-range layers

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

02/11/2017

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

Sunflower meal may offer low-cost soybean replacing feed ingredient for laying hens Sunflower meal may offer low-cost soybean replacing feed ingredient for laying hens

Sunflower meal supports egg production and may offer producers an alternative to soybean meal use in feed, say researchers.

13/01/2018

Fatty acid metabolism could lead to new 'designer' eggs Fatty acid metabolism could lead to new 'designer' eggs

Researchers aim to further enrich eggs and poultry meat with omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty acid metabolism could lead to new 'designer' eggs

14/04/2018

Using pulses as alternative ingredients in poultry feed Using pulses as alternative ingredients in poultry feed

Beyond soy, there is potential for leguminous plants to supply protein in diets for laying hens.

19/04/2018

Alternatives to soybean meal for laying hens Alternatives to soybean meal for laying hens

There is plethora of alternative ingredients that could be used in layer diets, but lack of knowledge often causes an opportunity to be lost.

19/04/2018

Dietary curcumin may boost egg quality, hen health Dietary curcumin may boost egg quality, hen health

Adding levels of curcumin to the diets of laying hens may improve both hen immune functioning and the quality of eggs laid, say researchers.

10/05/2018

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