Poultry

Effects of Cage Stocking Density on Feeding Behaviors of Group-Housed Laying Hens

Authors
  • R. N. Cook (Iowa State University)
  • Hongwei Xin (Iowa State University)

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Agronomy

How to Cite:

Cook, R. N. & Xin, H., (2005) “Effects of Cage Stocking Density on Feeding Behaviors of Group-Housed Laying Hens”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1061

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Published on
01 Jan 2005
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