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on August 8, 2014

Alternative layer systems create new habitats for old pests

Grain miller’s mites and red mites have found new homes in alternative egg production systems and black dump flies are becoming a problem in high-rise houses.

Alternative layer housing systems, such as enriched cages, cage-free aviaries, and barns with outdoor access, have been designed to provide birds more freedom of movement and to allow the hens to exhibit their full range of natural behaviors.

These alternative systems provide an environment for the hens which is different…

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