Hen welfare in different housing systems.

@article{Lay2011HenWI,
  title={Hen welfare in different housing systems.},
  author={Donald C. Lay and Richard M Fulton and Patricia Y. Hester and Darrin M. Karcher and Joergen B Kjaer and Joy A. Mench and Bradley A. Mullens and Ruth C Newberry and Christine Janet Nicol and Neil P. O'Sullivan and Robert E. Porter},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={
          278-94
        }
}
Egg production systems have become subject to heightened levels of scrutiny. Multiple factors such as disease, skeletal and foot health, pest and parasite load, behavior, stress, affective states, nutrition, and genetics influence the level of welfare hens experience. Although the need to evaluate the influence of these factors on welfare is recognized, research is still in the early stages. We compared conventional cages, furnished cages, noncage systems, and outdoor systems. Specific… CONTINUE READING
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