Effects of beak trimming and cage design on laying hen performance and egg quality.

@article{Guesdon2006EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of beak trimming and cage design on laying hen performance and egg quality.},
  author={Vanessa Guesdon and Ashour. M Ahmed and Sabine Mallet and J M. Faure and Yves Nys},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={1-12}
}
1. Conventional cages are to be replaced by furnished cages or aviary systems to improve the welfare of hens. We compared the performance and egg quality of hens reared in two designs of furnished cages and of two standard cages. We also explored the consequences of the absence of beak trimming when using these designs. 2. Hens (2028) were housed from 18 to 70 weeks of age in 108 standard cages at 6 per cage (60 cmx63.5 cm), in 96 cages at 5 per cage (59.5 cmx55.5 cm) or in two designs of… CONTINUE READING

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