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Claw lengths of layers in alternative systems - To measure or not to measure?

The EU directive on the welfare of laying hens does not only included minimum cage size or space per bird, it also restrict trimming beaks and demands the use of claw shortening devices. What can be done to reduce claw length?

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 19 number 7. To view the article online simply click on the link below.


Keywords: Housing, layers, feet, welfare, cages


 

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