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Although social behaviour is a major factor affecting the coping of poultry in production environments little is known about how it has been affected by intensive selection processes in fowl. We attempted to clarify selection effects on overall repertoire and occurrence of different social...

Author(s)
Väisänen, J.; Hǻkansson, J.; Jensen, P.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
British Poultry Science, 2005, 46, 2, pp 156-168
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