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on May 6, 2022

Early experience matters when rearing cage-free pullets

Giving young laying hens access to perches, tiers and additional height can help them better utilize aviary systems later in life.

Rearing pullets in environments with perches and aviary structures is proven to improve their bone integrity and behavior when transferred to cage-free houses.

Research into hen housing has focused mainly on the layer environment. However, various research projects have found that early pullet experiences can have lasting effects concerning…

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