Researchers: Free-Range Chicken Not Better Off

Free-range chickens which have been penned due to recent regulations in the Netherlands to prevent the spread of bird flu are not worse off from being kept indoors. This is according to research conducted by the Animal Science Group in Lelystad.

During an earlier period of mandatory cooping last fall, the researchers tested chickens for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. They discovered that the mandatory penning of free-range chickens did not damage the well-being of the animals significantly.

Source: Onderzoek: opgehokte kip niet veel slechter af

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