LOHMANN - MANAGEMENT GUIDE - ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS

4 4 LOHMANN TIERZUCHT › MANAGEMENT GUIDE Content 5 Introduction 6 Housing systems 6 Barn systems 6 Aviary systems 7 Free range systems 8 Pullet rearing & Equipment for alternative systems 8 Floor 9 Aviary sytems 9 Feeding & Drinking 10 Biosecurity 12 Early Management 12 House preparation prior to the chicks arrival 13 Placement 14 Placement – Aviary 15 How to adjust the house temperature 16 Humidity 16 Early Lighting program 16 Early Learning 17 Monitoring & Profiling 18 Measuring Crop Fill 19 Stocking Density 19 Development 20 Body weight / Uniformity & Development 20 Body weight tables 21 Uniformity 21 Feathering 22 Production house transfer 22 Preparation for transfer 22 Continuation of the Monitoring program in production 23 Floor housing 24 Environmental conditions 24 Ventilation 25 Negative influences 25 Toxic gases & Dust 26 Production management 26 Litter 27 Litter management and maintenance 28 Nest box & Floor egg management 29 Free range management 29 Range / Pasture area 30 Pop holes 30 Fencing 31 Dust bathing & Wing flapping 31 Enrichment 32 Pecking behaviour 33 Perches 34 Lighting 35 Lighting program 36 Intermittent lighting & Early light intensity 37 Feeding&Nutrition 37 Rearing 37 Starter/Pre-starter phase 37 Growing phase 37 Developer phase 38 Pre-lay diet 38 Transition period: the onset of lay 39 Production 39 Vitamin & Mineral supplements 39 Grit 40 Energy 41 Protein/Amino acids levels & Egg weight 41 Feed intake capacity development 41 Feed form and presentation 43 Fibre 43 Feed management 44 Feed strategy 45 Health 45 Parasites 45 Monitoring 46 Red Mite: Dermanyssus gallinae 46 Rodents 47 Vaccination program 48 Vaccination methods 48 Supplementary v accinations

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