Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) on a request from the Commission related to the welfare aspects of various systems of keeping laying hens

Laying hens, welfare, diseases, conventional cages, furnished cages, non cage system, behavioural priorities (nest-building, drinking, feeding and foraging, dust bathing, preening, wing flapping, perching, feather pecking, cannibalism)
First published in the EFSA Journal
7. März 2005
10. November 2004
Last Updated
21. März 2005. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Scientific Opinion


No abstract available

Panel members at the time of adoption

Bo Algers; Harry J. Blokhuis; Donald Maurice Broom; Ilaria Capua; Stefano Cinotti; Michael Gunn; Jörg Hartung; Per Have; Javier Manteca Vilanova; David B. Morton; Michel Pépin, Dirk Udo Pfeiffer; Ronald John Roberts; José Manuel Sánchez Vizcaino; Alejandro Schudel; James Michael Sharp; Georgios Theodoropoulos; Philippe Vannier; Marina Verga; Martin Wierup, Marion Wooldridge; Herbert Budka, Sava Buncic, Pierre Colin, John D. Collins, Christian Ducrot, James Hope, Mac Johnston, Günter Klein, Hilde Kruse, Ernst Lücker, Simone Magnino, Antonio Martinez López, Riitta Liisa Maijala, Christophe Nguyen-Thé, Birgit Noerrung, Servé Notermans, George-John Nychas, Maurice Pensaert, Terence Roberts, Ivar Vågsholm, Emmanuel Vanopdenbosch, Jan Alexander, Herman Autrup, Denis Bard, Angelo Carere, Lucio Guido Costa, Jean-Pierre Cravedi, Alessandro Di Domenico, Roberto Fanelli, Johanna Fink- Gremmels, John Gilbert, Philippe Grandjean, Niklas Johansson, Agneta Oskarsson, Andrew Renwick, Jirí Ruprich, Josef Schlatter, Greet Schoeters, Dieter Schrenk, Rolaf van Leeuwen, Philippe Verger.
Panel on Animal Health and Welfare
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