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42 groups of 30 laying hen chicks were observed for feather pecking under various housing conditions in Switzerland, for the first 7 weeks of life. It is concluded that in contrast to previous experiments, the presence of an appropriate substance for dust bathing, for example sand, does little to...

Huber-Eicher, B.; Wechsler, B.
Animal Behaviour, 1997, 54, 4, pp 757-768