Last Sunday, poultry farm Boerveenshof of Rolf and Danielle Kanninga had their chickens caught using the upright method, instead of by one leg, for the first time. This was done after recommendations by EoA in order to prevent a lot of stress and pain to the birds. Poultry service Smeding from Dronrijp did all the catching, after receiving extensive training from Eyes on Animals.
Rolf Kanninga and the catching team were impressed by the calmness in the barn during the catching. The time it took to catch the chickens was not disappointing either; with a larger catching team, the chickens could be caught in the same timeframe as using the old method. Therefore, the chickens did not have to wait longer than necessary for the truck. Because of this positive experience, Rolf and Danielle decided to have their chickens caught upright again next time, despite the slightly higher costs.