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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2018

Topic

Poultry

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.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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