By the lessons we learned in the field, Vencomatic Group developed guidelines for keeping birds in cage free housing. We call this bird management. With good housing systems and bird management techniques in Europe they are capable to house a large amount of cage free birds.
The biggest difference between cages and cage-free is the management. In cages the farmer controls the birds. In cage free systems, the behaviour of the birds determines the management. You have to look at the needs of your flock and manage them depending on their needs. Our poultry specialists have lots of experience and knowledge with aviary systems and help farmers all over the world with the management of the chickens in our systems, to get the best possible results.
Our poultry specialist Susanne Vonk wrote a book about 'going cage free'.