Maintaining Feather Cover in Laying Hens

The good news is that poultry producers are motivated to do more when it comes to maintaining feather cover. The LHWF recent 2.5-year project Maintaining feather cover in laying hens funded by (EIP-Agri) has revealed by adopting a new approach called Motivational Interviewing (MI) has encouraged producers to take ownership of maintaining feather cover and co-develop bespoke Feather Cover Action Plans (FCAP) To read the full report please click here:

Section: Blog

LHWF hails ‘remarkable response’ from producers in implementing new ideas

A new report from the Laying Hen Welfare Forum (LHWF) has provided practical help for producers seeking to reduce injurious feather-pecking in laying hens.

Section: Blog

Beak Trimming – Second Biennial report of Laying Hen Welfare Forum

The LHWF has submitted its biennial report to the minister. This is the second report the group has made and demonstrates the progress we are making.

Section: Blog

[Video] A Seamless Transition

Managing pullets for a smooth changeover from rear to lay.

Section: Blog

[Video] What the peck?

Enrichments for pullets and hens.

Section: Blog

Yorkshire Egg Producers discuss feather cover

General challenges in egg production and ways of maintaining feather cover were discussed at the January meeting at a workshop run by the Laying Hen Welfare Forum. Key concerns were disease challenges, litter quality and ventilation. Providing enrichments, including pecking blocks, was found to be useful by many producers to maintain feather cover.

Section: Blog

Hot topics at Norfolk Suffolk Poultry Association

Brexit and Salmonella were key concerns for some 40-50 attendees who gathered in Norwich on 18th November 2019.

Mark Williams, BEIC, outlined the uncertain political situation, whilst making it clear that whatever shade of UK government emerges a ban on beak tipping will be on the agenda. In his view, industry rather than legislation will most likely move to a ban following consumer demand.

Section: Blog

Latest information

News topics

Latest News

Maintaining Feather Cover in Laying Hens

The good news is that poultry producers are motivated to do more when it comes to maintaining feather cover. The LHWF recent 2.5-year project Maintaining feather cover in laying hens funded by (EIP-Agri) has revealed by adopting a new approach called Motivational Interviewing (MI) has encouraged producers to take ownership of maintaining feather cover and co-develop bespoke Feather Cover Action Plans (FCAP) To read the full report please click here:

Posted on: 21 March 2021

Latest Blog post

Maintaining Feather Cover in Laying Hens

The good news is that poultry producers are motivated to do more when it comes to maintaining feather cover. The LHWF recent 2.5-year project Maintaining feather cover in laying hens funded by (EIP-Agri) has revealed by adopting a new approach called Motivational Interviewing (MI) has encouraged producers to take ownership of maintaining feather cover and co-develop bespoke Feather Cover Action Plans (FCAP) To read the full report please click here:

Posted on:

More

Part funded by

The work of the Laying Hen Welfare Forum is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development