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ADAS Launches HealthyHens Project

by 5m Editor
5 April 2013, at 8:59am

UK - HealthyHens is a European wide project looking at the welfare of organic laying hens throughout the EU.

Anyone wishing to get involved will get free assessments of worm egg and red mite counts.

ADAS aims to visit 10 flocks twice to look at key welfare indicators such as ranging behaviour, feather pecking and worm burdens.

The information gathered will be anonymised and analysed alongside data from the other partner countries.

The results will be used to inform future welfare practices.

Farms involved will receive the results of the worm egg and red mite counts from their flock.

ADAS is looking to recruit organic flocks that are currently between 30-40 weeks of age.

Those who would like to be involved in the project or just want more information can contact either Alice Willett or Emily Phelps.

For more details on the project, please click here.