Behaviour, health and integument of four hybrids of laying hens in modified and conventional cages.

@article{Abrahamsson1996BehaviourHA,
  title={Behaviour, health and integument of four hybrids of laying hens in modified and conventional cages.},
  author={Per Anders Abrahamsson and Ragnar Tauson and Michael C. Appleby},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={1996},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={521-40}
}
1. In 2 trials the health and behaviour of a total of 3552 caged laying hens of 4 hybrids, Dekalb XL, Lohmann Selected Leghorn (LSL) and Shaver 288 in trial 1 and ISA Brown and LSL in trial 2, were studied. The cage designs were Get-away cages (GA) with 15 hens per cage, a special version of the 'Edinburgh modified cage' called 'Modified and enriched cage' (ME) with 4 ISA or 5 Leghorn hens per cage, conventional metal cages with 4 hens per cage without (CO) and with a perch (PC) and… CONTINUE READING

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