VILOFOSS® PeckStone for Poultry

QS-capable feed for more animal welfare                                           


       easy - effective - inexpensive - safe 


The new VILOFOSS® PECKStone for layers, broilers, geese and turkeys should be set up or hanged into the stable as "changeable" manipulable material (within the meaning of QS "Tierwohl" package). The PeckStone is approved for organic farming also among the guidelines of Bioland e.V.


Behavioural disorders such as feather pecking and cannibalism are effectively restricted
and prevented. At the same time, the beaks are worn off by the  PECKStone which significantly
reduces the risk of injury when animals peck each other.




The selected composition and structure guarantees a high level of acceptance at the animals. Likewise the "PECKStone" gives the animals the possibility of an individual additional intake of Ca, Mg, Na and trace elements. Thus, a healthy metabolism is supported and also the bone structure and plumage is improved.


The PECKStone has no negative effect on egg production, yolk colour or fattening.


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Versatile advantage of VILOFOSS® PECKStone


  • ensures active pre-occupation of animals through material wear
  • enables natural behaviour during the search for food and consumption
  • promotes activity and mobility of the animal
  • reduces stress-initiating interactions between animals
  • prevents the occurrence of feather-pecking and cannibalism
  • the additional intake of magnesium and sodium calms the animals and prevents behavioural disorders
  • the mineral component supports natural beak wear because of its well wear effect


Application examples from practice

Manipulable material for layers, broilers, geese and turkeys.




Different hardness grades

enables adaption to the activity and age of the animals.


  • 71288 – PECKStone medium
• highly attractive, especially  for chick and for short fattening periods

  • 71255 – PECKStone hard

• The most-used standard for pullets and laying hens


  • 71251 – PECKStone Duo


• like PECKStone hard, but available as split PECKStone in two equal parts
  (at least one pallet)


  • 71285 – PECKStone extra hard 


• for poultry stocks with intact beaks and also for parent stocks




How to set up/ hang up/ split manipulable material



The Peckstone should be set up and stored in a covered area. The stones

can be left in the bowl, plunged from the bowl and placed directly on the floor or on top of the upturned bowl. Also hanging is possible, which is especially interesting for the turkey husbandry. For this purpose, a special hanging element has been developed which is also available.

Based on our experience and feedback of our customers,
we recommend one PECKStone:


  • each 500 to 800 layers and turkeys
  • each 1.000 broilers




Hanging the VILOFOSS®Peckstone with hanging element at activity height for turkeys, guarantee a high level of acceptance.





  Download VILOFOSS® PECKStone Broiler flyer (pdf)Download VILOFOSS® PECKStone Layers flyer (pdf)Download VILOFOSS® PECKStone Turkey flyer (pdf)Download VILOFOSS® Hanging element flyer


For further information please contact our consultants.


Angela Fritz

Angela Fritz

Advisor for pigs, poultry, horses and pets

+49 (0) 5493 9870-769
+49 (0) 5493 9879-40

Dr. Egbert Strobel

Dr. Egbert Strobel

Advisor for poultry

+49 (0) 5493 9870-59
+49 (0) 5493 9879-57


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