There are some laying hen farms that look almost like a desert, containing very little biodiversity.
The booklet suggests different methods and tools to improve the use of free-range areas on organic layer farms.
The booklet focuses on designing free-range areas for laying hens in order to:
- increase the farmer's satisfaction in his/her work;
- improve the welfare of laying hens;
- promote a positive image of animal husbandry in organic farming.
- meet societal expectations regarding organic farming.
The booklet includes different planting methods, instructions on designing pathways, on selecting plants, windbreaks, etc. It further describes how to improve the animals' use of free-range areas as well as promote biodiversity on the farm.