Poultry welfare and beak trimming

Speaker: Thea Van NIEKERK

Taking care of welfare for a sustainable laying egg production.

With the evolution of the market regulations, more and more European countries are considering rearing laying hens in free range operations and without debeaking. What are the possibilities to raise intact birds without compromising welfare and sustainability?
Feather pecking is used as an indicator of welfare. A comprehensive review addresses the causes and solutions to reduce it, including housing, lighting, accessibility to feeders and drinkers, nutrition....

EggDay 2017

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