What is FeatherWel?

White hen walkingFeatherWel aims to provide advice on practical strategies to reduce the risk of injurious pecking occuring in non-cage laying hens during both the rearing and the laying periods. The evidence for these strategies is based upon scientific evidence, experience from industry and the results of the Bristol Pecking Project. This website briefly summarises key management strategies.
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Working with the poultry industry

This advice has been produced in consultation with a wide range of industry representatives, including poultry veterinary surgeons, BEIC, various feed companies, welfare advisory bodies and breeding companies. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the producers who took part in the Bristol Pecking Project. Without their help we could not have put this advice together.
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Supported by:

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British Egg Industry Council