Main research questionAt the request of the Flemish Government, the goal of the LEGMONI project is to elaborate a rapid monitoring tool for the welfare of laying hens. The tool is meant to be used on the slaughter line.
Development of a quick scan monitoring system at the slaughter line to determing laying hen welfare
Main research questionWorm infections are a bottleneck in laying hen farming, both conventional and organic. At the moment the only medicine allowed is the allopathic drug flubendazole to treat worm infections.
Alternative dewormers for organic laying hens
Main research questionWhat are the pros and cons, the opportunities and issues with mobile housing systems for laying hens and broiler chickens? Which factors determine their use of the free range?
Mobile housing systems for laying hens and broiler chickens
Extension of the laying cycle would improve the sustainability as well as the profitability of the sector.
Towards a higher efficiency by sustainable extension of the laying cycle
Main research questionWhen scoring farm animal welfare, indicators often boil down to potential deficiencies. The COST Action ‘LIFT’ will provide the background for including positive welfare in farm animal welfare assessment.
Lifting farm animal lives – laying the foundations for positive animal welfare
News | 12/05/2020
ILVO conducts algae feeding trials on broilers and laying hens for the first time
Do hens and their meat or eggs benefit from adding algae to their feed?
Main research questionIn the PREBEBIOLEG project, we aim to provide organic poultry farmers with feasible procedures in order to simultaneously provide their laying hens with optimal health and animal welfare and to maintain their farm in terms of technical results and return on investment.
Alternative control methods to prevent and control worm infections in organic laying hens
Main research questionThe goal of KIPVANG is to catch and load meat chickens and spent laying hens for transport to the slaughterhouse in a more animal-friendly way. The project develops training courses for this purpose and also provides them to the people who perform this task in the poultry sector.
Research into more animal-friendly catching and loading of broilers and reformed laying hens
News | 26/07/2021
Pilot project to support the transition to cage-free systems for laying hens in the EU
Best Practice Hens aims to gather knowledge on best practices regarding husbandry of pullets and adult laying hens in cage-free systems (in barn, free range and organic) and to support the transition to cage-free systems for laying hens in the EU.
News | 26/07/2021
Pilot project to support the transition to cage-free housing systems for laying hens in Europe
Best Practice Hens aims to gather knowledge around the 'best practices' related to keeping poults and laying hens in cage-free housing systems (free-range, free-range and organic) and to support the transition to cage-free housing of laying hens in Europe.