RESAS 22-27: SRUC-a3-3 Solutions To Improve Laying Hen Welfare.

Project Details


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 date1/04/2231/03/27


  • Scottish Government: Rural & Environment Science & Analytical Services


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