Ventilating the world’s largest cage-free layer house
With the shift toward cage free, ventilation systems will have to adapt in new laying hen housing models
With the U.S. egg-laying industry potentially moving toward 100% cage-free production, new housing systems are being tested to find what methods make the most sense economically while providing for bird health and welfare. Recently, an Iowa egg producer constructed a unique two-story, cage-free house for 540,000 hens.
Inside the outer…