Organic and free range egg production is increasing. In these systems the same genotypes are kept as in cage or barn systems. Although organic and free range systems aim to increase animal welfare, they show feather pecking, smothering and a higher mortality because of predators. EU-project LowInputBreeds aims at improving performance, animal health, welfare and product quality in organic and free range systems.
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Keywords in English: Organic and free range egg production, animal welfare, feather pecking, LowInputBreeds