perchery

perchery

(ˈpɜːtʃərɪ)
n, pl -eries
(Agriculture)
a. a barn in which hens are allowed to move without restriction
b. (as modifier): perchery eggs.
[C20: from perch1]
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There are two types: the perchery system where hens have perches and feeders at different levels or the deep litter system where the henhouse has a deep straw or wood shaving covered floor.
RSPCA scientific officer Ms Caroline Le Sueur said other systems, like barn perchery and free-range birds, had been proven to be commercially viable and welfare-friendly.
"Alternative systems such as barn perchery and free range have proved to be commercially viable.