Marian Dawkins: Housing vital to chicken welfare

UK - Chickens that are commercially farmed for their meat will suffer more through bad housing conditions than through overcrowding, experts have discovered. The European Union (EU) is planning a limit on stocking densities, but the latest study suggests other measures could improve the birds' welfare. The moisture of the birds' litter and ventilation levels were found to be the most important factors for well-being.
calendar icon 23 January 2004
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