Furnished Battery Cages & Mental Health Issues

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by call ducks, May 25, 2011.

  1. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

    Mar 4, 2009
    waterville , canada
    First thing first: NO fighting!

    I attended a meeting today at the local AC/poultry research institute where they were studying (i assume seince the opened 4 years ago) dealing with the future of battery hen cages in canada & Animal welfare.This meeting was worth the 3 hour (one way) drive, There were talks about CCS (Conventional Cage Systems ), Furnasbly (sp?), Furnished and group systems.

    It was neat and Cool

    so heres a brief about it:

    ~ Mental Health
    ~ CCS's
    ~ Welfare
    ~ "Just" meeting the the Min requirements for the EU
    ~ Systems developed to make the EU requirements
    ~ US requirements
    ~MB requirements

    I missed the best part [​IMG] (the welfare stuff)

    There are three main systems now

    1. CCS
    2. Furnished Battery Cages Systems
    3. Group systems

    Right now it seems as within the next 20 (max years) Furnished Battery Cages well be more common. They are are cages that have more space/bird along with nesting boxs, scratching things etc.

    This is the most i remember off the top of my head

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