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Poultry Welfare
on December 6, 2017

Improve poultry welfare with outcome-based standards

Welfare standards based on objective measurements of outcomes for poultry present an opportunity for innovation and will lead to improved bird welfare.

Most poultry welfare schemes have primarily relied on resource-based measures like inches of perch space per layer, maximum number of pounds of broiler allowed per square foot of floor space, or the number of square inches allocated per hen in either a cage or cage-free environment.

Dr. Joy Mench, chairperson…

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