Practice-led innovation supported by science and market-driven actors in the laying hen and other livestock sectors

HORIZON 2020 ISIB-02-2014 project, Grant no. 652638

HenHub: Have a look at www.HenHub.eu!

The HenHub wiki (www. Henhub.eu) was launched at the beginning of 2016 as a knowledge hub for the project. This wiki provides an overview of the knowledge available on feather pecking and the End-of-Lay.

The HenHub is designed as an interactive wiki, not only providing information, but also enabling you to share knowledge with others. The use of a wiki structure allows easy accessibility and the opportunity for advisors, industry and producers to comment on the information available and add their knowledge and experience thereby integrating science and practical knowledge.

On the home page of the HenHub you can choose either to access the information on reducing feather pecking or information to optimize the transport and management of end-of-lay hens. The child pages for both topics are laid out similarly and comprise a menu (on a pc on the left side, on smaller devices at the top) and a text part in the middle and right side. The background behind the menu varies for the two topics. Each topic contains a list of publications which are accessible by language, by topic or alphabetically. Also the more popular publications are provided in a separate section with a small picture of the cover. Scientific publications are provided with a summary and, if open source, with a link to the full text.

Regular news items are also available tro  provided  you with the latest information on related topics.  Although the HenHub is in English, various links to information in other languages were also made available.

Please take a look at the HenHub. We hope it will provide you with useful information. If you feel something is incorrect or missing, please let us know! The HenHub is a living knowledge base that can be adjusted to the needs of the user.

Other usefull resources are:

  • FeatherWel management guide on -  www.featherwel.org/
  • A guide on emergency measures against feather pecking (in Dutch) on -


  • Monthly Poultry Health Resource bulletin from the UK National Animal Disease Information Service - www.nadis.org.uk/livestock/poultry.aspx