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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

Three different breeds of poultry, representing different degrees of domestication, were observed in semi-natural conditions in order to study differences in foraging behaviour, activity levels and social behaviours which could be caused by correlated responses to selection for increased...

Author(s)
Schütz, K. E.; Jensen, P.
Publisher
Blackwell Wissenschafts-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Ethology, 2001, 107, 8, pp 753-765
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