Welfare of the Laying Hen (Google eBook)
G. C. Perry
CABI, Jan 1, 2004 - Animal welfare - 446 pages
The welfare of egg-producing poultry is a topic of great concern to the poultry industry and to researchers in applied animal behaviour. It is also subject to increased legislation. Issues such as battery cages, space requirements, access to daylight and ''free-range'' eggs have attracted public interest.
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