Free-Range Egg Production - Comparing Production Using Stationary Housing Versus Portable Pasture Housing

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2008: $400.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:


  • Animals: poultry, sheep


  • Animal Production: grazing - rotational
  • Production Systems: organic agriculture
  • Soil Management: nutrient mineralization

    Proposal abstract:

    The purpose of this project is to see the effect of using a portable "egg-mobile" versus stationary housing for free range egg production. There will be one group of free-range laying hens from stationary housing as I do presently and also build an "egg-mobile" a portable laying house, and move it throughout our sheep pasture on a regular schedule.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.