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Laying hen mortality by system – a welfare guide?
  1. David George Sidney Burch, BVetMed, FRCVS
  1. Octagon Services, The Round House, The Friary, Old Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2NR
  1. e-mail: d.burch{at}


The production system is not necessarily a good guide to the welfare of laying hens, says David Burch, who notes that whatever the system, good management is essential

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