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The identification of genes affecting sociality can give insights into the maintenance and development of sociality and personality. In this study, we used the combination of an advanced intercross between wild and domestic chickens with a combined QTL and eQTL genetical genomics approach to...

Author(s)
Johnsson, M.; Henriksen, R.; Fogelholm, J.; Höglund, A.; Jensen, P.; Wright, D.
Publisher
Genetics Society of America, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Genetics, 2018, 209, 1, pp 209-221
Abstract

All poultry species live in groups. These groups can change in structure and composition depending on the season, group size, or availability of resources. Living in groups protects animals from predators and facilitates finding new resources, among other benefits. But living in groups also has...

Author(s)
Estevez, I.
Publisher
Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, UK
Citation
Advances in poultry welfare, 2018, pp 243-262
Abstract

Individuals in social species commonly form dominance relationships, where dominant individuals enjoy greater access to resources compared to subordinates. A range of factors such as sex, age, body size and prior experiences has to varying degrees been observed to affect the social status an...

Author(s)
Favati, A.; Leimar, O.; Løvlie, H.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, 7, pp e103535
Abstract

Social factors involved in the control of impulsiveness were examined in domestic chicks. In binary choices between a large/long-delay option (LL) and a small/short-delay alternative (SS), chicks that had been competitively trained in groups of three individuals showed fewer choices of LL than did...

Author(s)
Amita, H.; Kawamori, A.; Matsushima, T.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Biology Letters, 2010, 6, 2, pp 183-186
Abstract

Social relationships in domestic fowl are commonly assumed to rely on social recognition and its pre-requisite, discrimination of group-mates. If this is true, then the unnatural physical and social environments in which commercial laying hens are typically housed, when compared with those in which ...

Author(s)
Abeyesinghe, S. M.; McLeman, M. A.; Owen, R. C.; McMahon, C. E.; Wathes, C. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2009, 81, 1, pp 1-13
AbstractFull Text

The quantity of reward in a Y-maze preference test refers to the period of time the animal is allowed contact with the chosen resource. Fifteen hens (Hy-Line Brown strain) were given eight preference test trials (conducted on alternate days) for their choice between dust (a tray of peat moss) or...

Author(s)
Laine, S. M.; Cronin, G. M.; Petherick, J. C.; Hemsworth, P. H.
Publisher
Poultry Research Foundation, Sydney, Australia
Citation
Proceedings of the 20th Australian Poultry Science Symposium, 2009, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 9-11th February 2009, 2009, pp 153-156
Abstract

The aim of this review is to discuss the effects of selection method and early-life history on the behavioural development of laying hens. Especially in larger groups, laying hens often develop damaging behaviours, such as feather pecking and cannibalism, leading to impaired animal welfare. We...

Author(s)
Rodenburg, T. B.; Komen, H.; Ellen, E. D.; Uitdehaag, K. A.; Arendonk, J. A. M. van
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 110, 3/4, pp 217-228
Abstract

Unlike several other farm animal species, the broiler chicken remains unprotected by species-specific legislation. The densities at which broilers should be kept is a highly contentious issue - some studies have demonstrated increased welfare problems at higher densities, whilst a few others have,...

Author(s)
Collins, L. M.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2008, 112, 1/2, pp 94-105
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for General social behaviour.

This chapter discusses the aspects of social behaviour in cats, dogs, cattle, sheep, horses, pigs and poultry, including group behaviour, dominance and competition.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932879)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

We investigated the response of commercially farmed broiler (meat) chickens to their social environment at five stocking densities, using spatial distribution and behaviour. We used a computer model in which a 'social aversion/attraction' parameter was set at different values to give simulations in ...

Author(s)
Febrer, K.; Jones, T. A.; Donnelly, C. A.; Dawkins, M. S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2006, 72, 6, pp 1291-1300

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