Activities per year
With the phase-out of remaining cages by 2025, we address welfare solutions for egg-laying hens in barns and free range. We investigate breeding for duller beaks or diet changes to reduce feather pecking, develop evidence-based advice for producers to reduce keel-bone fractures, and investigate the feasibility of alternative house designs (e.g. verandas) to address welfare concerns when free range birds must be confined for biosecurity.
|Effective start/end date||1/04/22 → 31/03/27|
- Scottish Government: Rural & Environment Science & Analytical Services
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- 1 Article
Sandilands, V., Baker, L., Donbavand, J. & Brocklehurst, S., 12 Apr 2022, (First published) In: Animals. 12, 8, 995.
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