The welfare of hens in free range systems

This booklet highlights the welfare issues and reminds producers of the important key points in preventing and/or dealing with problems.


The welfare of hens in free range systems

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Although free range systems are less intensive forms of egg production, the need for diligent and knowledgeable stockmanship is important if bird welfare is to be safeguarded and consistently high levels of performance are to be achieved.

From practical experience it is clear that there are a number of potential problems to be addressed. 

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Published 18 April 2011