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Abstract

Relatively little is known about the relationship between social behavior and specific cognitive abilities of the chicken. It is uncertain whether dominant birds have a cognitive advantage over subordinate birds that might facilitate their superior position in the social hierarchy. Likewise, it is...

Author(s)
Croney, C. C.; Prince-Kelly, N.; Meller, C. L.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 105, 1/3, pp 254-258
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