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The importance of nests for the welfare of laying hens

Published Authors G.M. Cronin and J.L. Barnett Organisation The University of Sydney Research Timing 1st Jun 2006 - 1st Jun 2008 Category Tag Export to PDF

As the majority of hens in Australia are housed in cages, which is a controversial animal welfare issue for the egg industry, an analysis of nest boxes and their use by laying hens is an important aspect of understanding the effect on bird welfare, behaviour, and ultimately, egg production.