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Participation in Forum on March 29, 2015
We recently published an article indicating that rearing in aviaries compared to rearing in traditional cages improves the spatial cognitive ability of laying hens. The article can be found at the following cite: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fvets.2015.00003/abstract
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Participation in Forum on March 29, 2015
As long as the birds held in urban areas are cared for properly I do not see any problems with this from a welfare perspective. This being said, small populations of laying hens housed outdoors are an important source of pathogens and pose a risk for farmed birds. Otherwise we recently published a rather unique article indicating that rearing in aviaries compared to rearing in traditional cage ...
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