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on March 23, 2022

How does stocking density affect pullet welfare?

Stocking density has been established as a factor in the poultry industry that affects bird behavior.

Pullets appear to be unaffected by stocking density, according to the initial findings of a study conducted by Purdue University.

The research was performed to understand detection of pullet welfare, which could allow for producers and researchers to develop practical and measurable stress markers in cage-free systems

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