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Laying hens generally choose to aggregate, but the extent to which the environments in which we house them impact on social group dynamics is not known. In this paper the effect of pen environment on spatial clustering is considered. Twelve groups of four laying hens were studied under three...

Collins, L. M.; Asher, L.; Pfeiffer, D. U.; Browne, W. J.; Nicol, C. J.
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2011, 129, 1, pp 43-53