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The septal nuclei are an evolutionarily well-conserved part of the limbic system, present in all vertebrate groups. Functionally, septal nuclei are involved in many important aspects of social behavior and lateral septum is considered a node of the social decision making network, together with...

Author(s)
Mayer, U.; Rosa-Salva, O.; Vallortigara, G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Brain Research, 2017, 317, pp 71-81
Abstract

Testosterone (T) concentrations in many species are sensitive to seasonal changes and to changes in social conditions. However, the effect of the natural or endogenous T increase in the juvenile on their social behaviour is not well understood. In this study, T and behaviour were measured from the...

Author(s)
Kent, J. P.; Murphy, K. J.; Bannon, F. J.; Hynes, N. M.; Hayden, T. J.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Naturwissenschaften, 2009, 96, 7, pp 763-770
Abstract

We investigated whether the development of spatial behaviour of the domestic chicken is influenced by light exposure of the embryo, as is known to be the case for some other lateralized visual functions. Ninety-six chicks were incubated in the dark or exposed to light during the final days of...

Author(s)
Wichman, A.; Rogers, L. J.; Freire, R.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2009, 81, 1, pp 14-19
Abstract

In this paper, we report on the ongoing work in our laboratories on the effect of lateralization produced by light exposure in the egg on social cognition in the domestic chick (Gallus gallus). The domestic chick possesses a lateralized visual system. This has effects on the chick's perception...

Author(s)
Daisley, J. N.; Mascalzoni, E.; Rosa-Salva, O.; Rugani, R.; Regolin, L.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 2009, 364, 1519, pp 965-981
Abstract

Social preferences of familiar over unfamiliar social stimuli in chicks may be used to measure sociality, a characteristic important for the welfare of poultry in commercial production. We studied social preferences and reaction to strangers in young White Leghorns and red jungle fowl (Gallus...

Author(s)
Väisänen, J.; Jensen, P.
Publisher
Poultry Science Association, Savoy, USA
Citation
Poultry Science, 2004, 83, 3, pp 335-343
Abstract

Social coherence tendency is an important behavioural characteristic in young fowl related to an underlying social motivation that can be modified by breeding. Our aim was to investigate if selection for productive traits in a certain White Leghorn layer strain has influenced different components...

Author(s)
Väisänen, J.; Jensen, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2003, 84, 2, pp 139-158
Abstract

Despite attempts to relate vocalization of animals to their welfare status, very little is known in farm animals and in precocious birds. We analysed vocal expressions of 50 chicks during step by step social isolation. 91.20% of the recorded vocalisations (n=21 583 calls) consisted of four main...

Author(s)
Marx, G.; Leppelt, J.; Ellendorff, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2002, 75, 1, pp 61-74
Abstract

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...

Author(s)
Huber-Eicher, B.; Wechsler, B.
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 1997, 54, 4, pp 757-768