Articles | Volume 60, issue 2
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 87–93, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-60-87-2017
Arch. Anim. Breed., 60, 87–93, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-60-87-2017

Original study 28 Apr 2017

Original study | 28 Apr 2017

Selected quality traits of eggs and the productivity of newly created laying hen hybrids dedicated to an extensive rearing system

Justyna Batkowska and Antoni Brodacki

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This paper shows the impact of the rearing system used for laying hens on their productivity and egg quality. Newly created laying hen hybrids dedicated to organic or pro-ecological farming were used. The results showed different reactions of two types of hens to extensive and intensive rearing systems. A significant positive impact of the extensive rearing system (access to open runs, natural length of daylight, farming fodders) on birds and their productivity was found.