Cage-free Eggs: Hen Welfare and Housing Challenges
Avoid common cage-free egg production mistakes that impact bird health and the bottom line.
PDF report demonstrates cage-free is more than a movement.
Despite the best education and preparation, the transition to cage-free production is a complex and challenging process, even for veteran egg farmers. Learn the best general management practices for cage-free pullet rearing from industry experts.
This collection of exclusive and in-depth cage-free management articles from the editors of Egg Industry, WATT Poultry USA and Poultry International magazines provide insights on how to successfully and ethically raise pullets in cage-free systems.
Articles cover topics including:
- Raising cage-free hens with intact beaks
- Understanding cage-free pullet rearing husbandry techniques
- Setting up the right lighting, ventilation and manure management
- Calculating additional manpower and feed costs
- Identifying optimal perch designs for cage-free environments
PDF articles to prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.
Moving to cage-free from conventional egg farming requires a total change in mindset, which forces farmers to pay more attention to every detail in the process of raising pullets to ensure welfare and profitability are not sacrificed. It is critical to stay on top of the most important issues impacting our industry today to remain competitive. The WATT Global Media Focus Series was created to help you achieve that objective, and ultimately succeed in reaching your business goals.
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