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Animal Welfare
Guide to stop feathers being ruffled

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A GUIDE to help keepers of laying hens ensure that their birds have good plumage all year round has been produced by researchers at the University of Bristol, working with the RSPCA and the Soil Association.

The four-page booklet, which has been agreed with the poultry industry, covers issues such as the causes of feather loss, best practice for keeping free-range, barn and organic birds with good feather cover and managing a feather loss problem. It …

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