Summary and Implications
Cage stocking density for laying hens has been one of the animal welfare issues that face the egg industry. This study investigated the effects of cage stocking density of 54, 60, 66, or 72 in2 per hen on the feeding behavior of grouphoused laying hens. The results revealed no significant difference in daily feeding behaviors of the hens subjected to the stocking density at thermoneutral conditions.
Iowa State University
Cook, R. N. and Xin, Hongwei
"Effects of Cage Stocking Density on Feeding Behaviors of Group-Housed Laying Hens,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 651, ASL R2018.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol651/iss1/3