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Maatregelen ter vermindering van fijnstofemissie uit de pluimveehouderij: gescheiden bedekte strooiselruimten bij legkippen = Measures to reduce fine dust emission from poultry houses: separated covered floor bedding for laying hens

Emous, R.A. van; Ogink, N.; Winkel, A.

Summary

In this study it was investigated whether covered bedding areas are able to reduce dust emissions from laying hens. The study shows that laying hens in an aviary system preferred dust bath behaviour under the tiers. Also in deep litter houses the number of hens that displays dust bath behaviour on the covered bedding area is probably not sufficient to give a relevant reduction of dust emissions. Further research on this principle is not recommended.