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Tag: Free-range

Optimal outdoor stocking density in free-range hens

Consumer concern for laying hen welfare is leading to an increase in alternative housing systems that provide valued resources designed to cater to hens’...

The effect of on-range insect feeding on range usage of free...

In Australia, on-range feeding of free-range laying hens can be frequently observed and is especially common in mobile sheds. While the biosecurity risk of...

Dekalb White hens to be first occupants of innovative layer house

Environmentally friendly farm with lots of innovations Four Dutch entrepreneurs are set to build an innovative new layer house in the south region of The...

Nutrient loading on free-range layer farming

A considerable proportion of the dietary nutrients consumed by poultry are excreted in the manure. This becomes an important issue on free-range farms, if...

Free-range broilers behavioural time budgets: inside and outside of the shed

The demand for free-range chicken meat is increasing. Free-range products are usually perceived as more welfare friendly by consumers and particularly fulfil the belief that the ability to perform natural behaviour leads to better welfare.

Effect of pasture and feed additives on the performances and egg...

Free-range egg production is rapidly growing in Australia with an estimated retail value market share of 48 % but free-range laying hens experience many issues which reduce their performances.