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Fattening of eco-hybrid roosters with farm-own feed

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Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Klimaschutz, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State



Mainzer Straße 80
65189 Wiesbaden

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Fattening of eco-hybrid roosters with farm-own feed

Project description

Due to the breeding division into fattening and laying hybrids, the male chicks of the laying hybrids were not used for breeding purposes in the past, but were used directly after hatching as food for zoo animals and the rest were killed. The fattening of the animals is uneconomical due to the poor feed conversion. Considerably increased ethical pressure on the part of consumers represents the situation in a different light: The animals should be fattened and have  "a life before death". The aim of the operational group is to identify further solutions to this problem as a supplement to the existing ones. The project will therefore investigate an optional adaptation of the nutrient combination taking into account company-owned feed. The focus is on both the economic benefits and, in particular, animal welfare. Finally, the current housing conditions on farms are to be monitored and reviewed in exchange with other farms within the framework of stable schools.

Status of the report

2022-02-01 10:22:47

Results focusing on practiceorientation

The results are available as part of the final report and are available for download.

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Animal husbandry
  • Food industry

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Hessische Bruderhahn GmbH
Am Weinberg
37287 Wehretal Reichensachsen

Phone: 05651-4377

Email: info@biolandhof-sandrock.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

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