The Rondeel, a new housing design for laying hens

T.G.C.M. van Niekerk, B.F.J. Reuvekamp

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademic


The concept has been developed to meet higher standards of bird welfare and ecological efficiency than other floor systems and has found positive attention from visitors and the media. Time will tell whether the higher production cost can be recovered and whether beak treatment is not necessary in this system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
JournalLohmann Information
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • animal welfare
  • poultry farming
  • chicken housing
  • hens
  • stalls
  • egg production
  • animal behaviour
  • farm management
  • animal production
  • poultry


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