Improving housing for chickens studied

Improving housing for chickens studied

Aviaries feature ramps and hiding places and may house many birds in an open area, but researchers hope to improve their design.

AS people learn more about the conditions in which chickens are kept on commercial farms, pressure for change is growing.

Europe has already banned the use of cages, and Canada's recommendations are moving toward requiring less-restrictive forms of housing as well, according to an announcement from the University of Guelph in Ontario.

Instead of having several birds i

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