18 July 2018 | Online since 2003

The Environment Agency has classified flat deck (single-tier non-cage) systems as not being compliant with the EU’s Best Available Techniques Emission levels.


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The decision on a research application considering the welfare impact of the RSPCA’s new perching standards for flat deck sheds will be made on 14 February.


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The Laying Hen Welfare Forum (LHWF), which succeeds the Beak Trimming Action Group, is appointing a research officer (part-time) to improve feather cover by working on Feather Cover Action Plans on 25 trial farms.


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Free range hen numbers continue to increase and break records month by month, according to monthly BEIC data published from its database.


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