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In modern rearing systems, turkey producers often face economic losses due to increased aggression, feather pecking, cannibalism, leg disorders, or injuries among birds, which are also significant welfare issues. The main underlying causes appear to relate to rapid growth, flock size, density, poor ...

Author(s)
Marchewka, J.; Watanabe, T. T. N.; Ferrante, V.; Estevez, I.
Publisher
Poultry Science Association, Savoy, USA
Citation
Poultry Science, 2013, 92, 6, pp 1467-1473
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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
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This review gives information about the important behaviour categories of laying hens kept in aviary systems. Based on current knowledge, the differences in behaviour of hens in aviaries compared to the behaviour of hens living under "close to natural" conditions are assessed qualitatively and...

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Moesta, A.; Knierim, U.; Briese, A.; Hartung, J.
Publisher
Verlag M. & H. Schaper, Alfeld (Leine), Germany
Citation
Deutsche Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 2007, 114, 12, pp 444-448, 450-453
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The aim of this review is to discuss the impact of group size on damaging behaviours, aggression, fear and stress in farm animals and to identify housing- and management options that can help to reduce problems caused by suboptimal group sizes. Increasing group size was found to increase the risk...

Author(s)
Rodenburg, T. B.; Koene, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2007, 103, 3/4, pp 205-214
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This paper reviews selective breeding studies in which underlying fearfulness, sociality, feather pecking, adrenocortical responsiveness and growth rate were manipulated in Japanese quail and fowls. The apparent benefits of selection for these traits are discussed, as are the ethical issues...

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Jones, R. B.; Hocking, P. M.
Citation
Animal Welfare, 1999, 8, 4, pp 343-359
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Jones, R. B.; Mills, A. D.
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Poultry and Avian Biology Reviews, 1999, 10, 4, pp 213-223
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Reiter, K.
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Archiv für Geflügelkunde, 1997, 61, 4, pp 149-161
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Mauldin, J. M.
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Poultry Science, 1992, 71, 4, pp 634-642
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Craig, J. V.
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Poultry Science, 1992, 71, 4, pp 650-657
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Nicol, C. J.
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 1995, 44, 2/4, pp 79-98

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